OK..., the Big Wood has just about doubled in volume since I last reported here. It's flowing just under 2,000 cfs and is OFF color. It's essentially unfishable... More rain and cooler temps in store for Ketchum. The amount of rain we get will dictate just how much runoff the Wood will see this year. It's really anyone's guess as the weather continues to be volatile and anything but predictable.
The Lower Big Lost is hanging in there and has at least for the short term dropped down to 340 cfs. That water flow will not last for long. If you are thinking of hitting the Lost anytime soon, you should head over within the next couple of days. The Mackay Reservoir is nearing capacity and will any day now hit the tipping point, especially as the upper river has seen a good bump in volume and is contributing a lot of water to the reservoir.
Silver Creek of course is not really affected by high water and will be for much of June our local trump card. Expect PMD's and baetis throughout the day and cloudy windless days should be the best. Brown drakes are just around the corner...
Mt. Haynes & Lone Madison River Fisherman
Lamar Valley Looking West