With flows out of Mackay Dam at a bit over 200 cfs, the river below is very wadable. Tricos are past their peak, but BWOs and midges make for great top water fishing. Small bead head nymphs always work. Choose your favorite. There is good public access just below the dam and at the campground downstream.
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.