With 350 cfs coming out of Mackay Dam, the river is wadeable with caution. Trico and midge activity is present, and terrestrial patterns will produce. As we go through September look for flow out of the dam to decrease and for BWOs to become important.
Flows out of Mackay Dam are dropping, now near the 400 cfs mark. So we are heading in the right direction for safer wading and better surface action. Tricos are making an appearance, so with dropping flows, they will become more important in trout diets.
Flow out of Mackay Dam is now around 450 cfs. That’s still a bit high for the best wading conditions, so try above the reservoir for better wading conditions with flows around half of that. Good locations are plenty along the Trail Creek Road above Bartlett Point. With terrestrial insects coming on this scenic part of the river is a great choice to visit.