We have had a great start to the season with fish to the boat every day out! With early season streamer fishing any time you land a fish is a good day and we have the code cracked with when where and how to get it done. The past two weeks provided good bite windows and every HCG guide who hit the water landed some impressive fish.
While we had a good pre-snowmelt bite we are currently in a window of high water, with rain today coupled with snowmelt flows are up and water temps are down fish metabolisms will bottom out today into tomorrow. The silver lining is that when flows drop fish will need to feed in order to make up for lost time. It looks like we could see a window on thursday and or Friday before the next rain on satruday.
All of this water is a good thing for our lake run fisheries. Higher tributary flows and warm air will allow ice do diminish on area lakes. This will then allow waters to warm and activate salmon and rainbow trout. We plan to get out on this water later this week to see where thigs are at, chances are good that the bite will turn on within the next few days.
If you are looking for some early season fishing we have dates available for wade and float fishing from late April through May. While conditions are variable we know when it’s worth getting out and we’ll make sure that if and when we hit the water we have chances at fish. This is truly the best time of the year to target large trout and we look forward to showing you waht we mean.