Flow out of Mackay Dam is between 300 & 350 cfs. That’s quite a bit higher than normal, but the river still can be waded with caution. Midges, BWO and terrestrial patterns are the best for top water action. Small bead head nymphs will bring the best action below. Look for the lower flows, cooler temps, and shorter days of October to bring improved fishing.
With flows out of Mackay Dam dropping to just under 400 cfs, cautious wading will get you into action from trico spinner falls, BWOs, midges, and terrestrials. And the river will offer even better fishing as we move through autumn. We will keep you current on this improvement.
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.