Opening Day Chaos

This Saturday, March 29th is the opening day of the stocked trout season. It will be a very busy time on the lower river between Corbett Rd. and Sparks Rd.. Be sure to bring your own rock, (so that you have a place to stand) and a camera, because even your best friend won’t believe the spectacle. Egg patterns, woolly buggers and large nymphs should spell disaster for these hatchery darlings. Of course we would suggest that everyone releases their catch but who are we fooling. In the upper river above Bluemount anglers should find lots of Wild browns taking little black and early brown stoneflies in the riffles.These dries range in size from #14-18 and are prevalent throughout the upper river.It is especially important to look for downed trees and log jams because the stones have to crawl out before they hatch. Water temp is around 42 F and is still low and clear.