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Big Lost River

Jimmy's All Seasons Angler / Big Lost River (Page 9)

Big Lost River 8-05-2011

With flows out of Mackay Dam close to 500 cfs (that’s close to normal for this time of year) , wading with caution can be done in the river below.   A few golden stones may be hanging around, but caddis life cycle patterns and dry attractors might bring the best top water action.  Try rubberlegs, medium sized (#8-10) wooly bugger types, soft hackles, and your favorite bead head nymphs for below the surface.


Big Lost River 6-29-2011

With flow out of Mackay Dam at 1360cfs, the Big Lost is not so lost these days.  Wait for flows to drop to the few hundred cfs levels for good fishing and easy wading in the river below.


Big Lost River 6-11-2011

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.