Stillwater River Fishing Report

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Current Conditions:

The Stillwater River high right now and won’t be a great option until flows begin dropping.  This is a swift river and with too much water you are just blasting down the river.  With that being said flows are not completely over the top so if we have a cold snap the river will go on the drop and produce short windows of good fishing.  The best bet is to do a short float and then wade fish the soft water.  If you are only wading it can be tough with the high flows.

The Month Ahead:

The Stillwater should produce some great fishing in late June when run off slows down.  The attractor dry fly eat is always fun on the Stillwater as the river compresses and water temps rise in late June and July.

Long Term Fishing Forecast:

The Stillwater is a great early summer fishery and should produce some very nice action in all of July and into early August this season.  While nymphing is productive the dry fly fishing can also be very good on most days.