Allison, one of our top guides, was out on the fall yesterday and reported some good fishing and decent road conditions. The hatchery was plowed and the road to the tubes seemed to be in good shape and doable. Carry chains and a shovel when going off road just in case and always let someone know where you are going and for how long.
Fish were eating the usual small nymphs, eggs or worms on 6 or 7x fluorocarbon. There were a couple baetis in the late morning and you can always count on the midge hatch in the afternoons. Hiking around and trying to find some of those rising fish can be super rewarding and challenging, If they are being picky then matching the hatch will be your only option, but a lot of the time you can get most fish to come up to a variety of larger attractor dries or classic parachute Patterns.
Suggested Dries: Para Purple Haze #14-20, Para Wulff Purple #14- #18, Extended Body BWO #18-20, BWO Sparkle Dun #18-22, Hackle Stacker Baetis #18-22, Hi Vis BWO #16-20, Black Chubby Chernobyl #12-18, Griffiths Gnat #18-22, Winkers Midge #18-22, Xelon Midge #18-22.
Suggested Nymphs: Perdigon Black #14-18, Twisted May Black #16, BWO Emerger #18-20, CDC Biot Emerger BWO #18-22, CDC Soft Hackle BWO #18-20, Glo Bugs #8-18, Unreal Egg #8-18, Flash Tail Egg all colors #18.
I got a report for the crooked from some regulars who fished it last week when the snow......