Stillwater River Report 9/11/2017

Flows are now running well below 500cfs, and while still doable, float fishing can be a tough proposition. Some anglers have done well wade fishing on the upper river with smaller dry flies and an emerger of some sort.

There are rising fish most days mid to late morning. A small dry like a purple haze or parachute adams with a pheasant tail or sparkle pupa trailer fly is working well. Nymphs like a prince, psycho prince, red copper john, hare’s ear, or beadhead flashback pheasant tail set up on a long dropper off of a big dry like a Yellowstoner Chubby, Chubby Chernobyl, Fat Frank, PMX, stimulator or a Jack Cabe are taking fish too. There may be some occasional caddis, particularly later in the day. With a change in the weather forecast, streamer fishing or dead drifting with the Grinch or a black or olive bugger should be a good option too for float fishermen.

The Stillwater River road is now open for through traffic.

By Chris Fleck River Reports