Spring Update-

Trumpeters on Flat Creek in the National Wildlife Refuge
Our hopes for a wet and powder filled March are quickly fading as warm & dry trends continue. Spring is in the air as birds sing with song... I know spring is early when the red-winged blackbirds show up the first week of March, last year it was the first week of April. The ice is nearly off on my pond and cyclist are hitting the pathways... I want to be skiing a little longer!
The snowpack is still hovering around 60% of normal which is about as bad as I have ever seen at this time, however we fortunately had two consecutive banner winters that recharged our reservoirs and water table, so unless it turns hot and dry for the next 8 months we should manage to squeak out another good season for fishing. April and May hold the answer... if we can preserve what we have now into May it will be a fairly average runoff but if it keeps melting at this rate early June could be hot on the Snake, Green and South Fork... by August the trout have seen it all and it can get tough! One thing is for sure, every year is different.

Hearing of good fishing reports from the region as the temps warm. The trout are midging on the Snake and bigger insects could soon follow if weather persists.


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