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Flows below Gross have been up and down, but overall fishing has been good with streamers, nymph rigs, and dry droppers. To me, anything between 100-200 CFS in Walker Ranch is a great small streamer or nymphing flow, as the 50-100 CFS range is sometimes a little better for pocket water dry-dropper fishing. On low light days, try fishing a smaller streamer like a sculpzilla, beldar rubber legs, thin mint, mini dungeon, etc., on 0-3x tippet off a short leader. If you're fishing way up towards the dam, consider even stripping a bigger articulated bug around, too, if trying to head hunt for one of the bigger residents of this tailwater. We haven't been hearing much buzz yet about the stuff above Gross, but the Pinecliffe area and up is probably worth a look, although you're likely to find higher, cold water, as is the case with a lot of stuff right now. Nymph bugs on or near the bottom like caddis emergers and pupae/larvae, pheasant tails, rainbow warriors, small leeches and stoneflies like the girdle bug or tungstone. The red-and-black chubby chernobyl has been a good one for getting fish to come up to the surface for a dry fly even with waters hitting spring runoff status.

Report Updated On: 05/22/2019
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