Flow out of Mackay Dam are being stepped down. Right now it is at 280 cfs. That’s a flow that most folks can wade effectively, so we have a river in the area that can be fished without danger from high flows. Try BWO and midge life cycle , bead head nymphs, peacock woolly worm, and leech patterns. Afternoons will be best.
Flow out of Mackay Dam is 214 cfs, and that is good news for walk-in wade fishing. Look for fish to stack up in slower water. By afternoon BWOs and caddisflies will make for action there. But small bead head nymphs and peacock woolly worms will work just about anytime.
Flow out of Mackay Dam was reduced to 270 cfs yesterday. That’s down to wading levels if one is careful. Wait a few days for fish to equilibrate with this flow, and some good fishing can result in the river below the dam. Because the Big Lost is the only really fishable river in the area right now, we will keep on top of its flows to give moving water enthusiasts somewhere to try with good conditions.