Posted By roger on June 10, 2013
Run off is typically the month of June, but this season is kind of odd. We had great snow at the end of the season along with a cool wet spring and yet not much for run off as yet. WHY IS THAT? I don’t know you tell me.
Actually, run off has been very interesting this season. We have had higher water since the middle of may due to rain and warmer weather, but the high snow has not come off the mountain on the Sheridan side
yet. There is still quite a bit of snow over 9000 feet. The rains and snows that we had in May have thrown a great wrench in the mix. We are having run off currently, the water is up, it’s cold and off color to muddy down low outside the canyons. However the weather has been cold enough to keep the peak snow on the mountain, when peak run off should be blasting off the mountain. So what does that mean.
I think it means that we are going to have a late surge in flows as soon as it warms up to at least 80 degrees for at least a week. If it stays cool up top, for the next 3 to 4 weeks, we should have a great summer and late summer. The creeks are not bulging at the seams like they typically are this time of year, so I expect the fishing to be very good this summer as long as it stays cool. Colder water make for happy fish. If it gets hot and stays hot in July and August, it will make the fishing tougher, but if it stays cool….hang on for one of the best summers ever.
If you have been holding off booking your trip for this summer, hold no more. Call us today, dates are filling faster than projected. We have a few days that we can’t book such as July 22 and July 27, because the guides are all booked. That said there are still many days that need to be filled tell us what days you want to go and we will look at the calender and give it our best to work in your dates.
If you are looking to learn to fly fish or you just want a relaxing day to have fun with one of my great guides, call us. We have great guides that can teach most anything fly fishing related. Many of our best customers and clients have spent years fly fishing with us. Growth of our fly fisher people is very important to us. We love watching you get better.
If you are a serious fly fisherman and want to break out your skills games while trying to catch some large browns, Piney Creek is fishing great right now. Streamers and nymphs are the producers of the day, but dry flies are a few weeks away. The North Fork of the Powder is also ready and fishing great. Our great client and friend Jerry has already been out fishing in May, and his next trip starts June 11th.
Great fly fishing comes along often enough, will you be on the water when it does? Call us and book your trips. We look forward to fishing with you.
Thanks for stopping by, Roger