Water Conditions: Good
Flows are at 87 cfs as of 12/24
Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good
It's getting into the toughest time of the year. From the middle of December until mid-late January the days are short, water is cold and the hatches are almost nonexistent. Water temperatures are still in the low to mid 40's which is warm so that's a good sign. Remember the colder the night before the further upstream you should start. Flows are now down to winter levels, making for easier wading and being able to reach more areas. Flows are good, temperatures mid-day are pleasant, but the hatches are starting to slow down. As the water temperature continues to drop the fish become less active. Once the temperature stabilizes they will become more active. Mornings it's midges, later in the morning is a few caddis and BWO. The BWO hatches are getting more erratic but the nymphing is still going strong. If you're looking for dry fly action midday BWO hatches are sporadic but better if its overcast. Reports from up by the dam have not been as good as downstream. Like Hot Creek try to mix in some bigger nymphs.
DRIES: Extended Body BWO #18-22 | Hi-Vis BWO #18-22 | Large dry with #22-26 midge emergers and adults | Stimulator #12-16 | Elk Hair Caddis #14-20 behind the Stimulator, lots of skating
NYMPH: Pheasant Tail #14-22 | Hares Ear #16-22 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Olive Hot Spot Jig #18 | B/H Prince #10-14 | Chamois Caddis #14-18 | Bottom Roller Phsyco Rhyco #10-14 | Uncased Caddis Green #14-16 | Juju Baetis #18-20
STREAMERS: Wooly Bugger Olive & Black #10-12 | Mini Sculpin Olive & Black #10-12