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Big Lost River

Jimmy's All Seasons Angler / Big Lost River

Big Lost River 10-8-19

Flow below Mackay Dam is around 200 cfs, meaning wading is safe. BWOs come out during early PM hours with trout responding.  But wintry weather predicted for the next few days means this weekend may make for a more comfortable visit.

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Big Lost River 7-9-19

Flows between 600-700 cfs coming out of Mackay Dam make for treacherous wading below.  If flow were cut in half, it would be safer for enjoying the golden stone and western green drake activity soon to come on. We still have no info on the river in Copper Basin, but USGS water flow gages tell us that Basin stream flows are are about normal.  So that alone suggests that good fishing should be available.

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Big Lost River 7-2-19

Flow out of Mackay Dam is about 750 cfs making for very tough wading.  Hatchery catchables have been stocked at just above Arco. We have no information to date on fishing conditions on the river above the reservoir.

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