It’s been a little too cold to fish lately, but it looks like Mother Nature is setting us up nicely for next year. With plenty of early snow pack already we expect a big runoff in 2018 and plenty of water through September. If you do decide to go fishing this January, the Spring Creeks would be your best bet to break in the new year. The water is warmer with no slush ice to deal with.
You’ll find slush ice floating down on every stretch of the river right now, unless that section happens to be totally frozen over. Wade fishing has be dangerous with ice shelves. Floating out of the question, even getting to the boat ramp in most spots has been out of the question.