Early in the day trico hatches (females) and spinner fall (males) is making for good fishing. Wading conditions in the river below the dam are good, too. Switch to terrestrial patterns as the tricos ease off later in the morning.
Flow out of Mackay Dam is about 350 cfs making for good wading conditions in the river below. Tricos are out in good numbers there. With terrestrial insects abundant and fish taking them and a good late afternoon caddis emergence a trip to fish below the dam is worth considering.
Flow out of Mackay Dam is about 380 cfs, just where it should be this time of season. Tricos are beginning to make for good AM fishing in the river below. Try terrestrial patterns during daytime and try your luck during evening caddis swarms.
With flow out of Mackay Dam now below 400 cfs, safer wading is here. Tricos are beginning to emerge, so mornings would be a good time for a visit. Caddis take over in the late afternoon andvening, and daytime is when terrestrial and traditional patterns work well.
With 550 cfs coming out of Mackay Dam wading remains tough in the river below. Best fishing is in or on just below Copper Basin right now. Look for caddis, PMDs, sallys, golden stonefly and traditional dry patterns to bring action.