Flow below Mackay Dam is around 200 cfs, meaning wading is safe. BWOs come out during early PM hours with trout responding. But wintry weather predicted for the next few days means this weekend may make for a more comfortable visit.
Flows between 600-700 cfs coming out of Mackay Dam make for treacherous wading below. If flow were cut in half, it would be safer for enjoying the golden stone and western green drake activity soon to come on. We still have no info on the river in Copper Basin, but USGS water flow gages tell us that Basin stream flows are are about normal. So that alone suggests that good fishing should be available.