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April 1, 2017

Streamflow - 705 CFS Temperature - 39-44ºF

     Apologies for the long delay since the last report, I am still up in Kalispell until the end of April and not back full time at the Merc yet.  Starting in May, these reports will be much more numerous.  In the meantime, you can always give us a call at our number for the most up-to-date reports.

     The last half of March saw a lot of rain come down, melting off most of the snow in the valley.  Rock Creek Road is passable, though what we like to call "chewy" in the middle section.  I'd still recommend a solid vehicle in that area for the time being.  Most fishermen are either going up to the Philipsburg area of the creek or staying down near us.  The water level jumped significantly with all the rain, so use caution when wading, but overall it has leveled out and is fishing very well.

     You can still use the combination of a stonefly dropper with a San Juan worm, but we are also getting reports of the March Browns now emerging, so if you feel like some dry fly action, that's your bug.  Skwalas will also work, though we haven't seen too many of them at this point in the season.  The higher water is also helping with the streamer fishing, and a Brown Trout or Rainbow Trout Wonderbugger is a great option now as well.

     Happy spring fishing, my friends.  Stay safe out there, and tight lines!

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