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March 11, 2017

Streamflow - 266 CFS Temperature - N/A

     Hello friends!  It's time to fire up the reports for the year, and we are very optimistic about our prospects for the upcoming season.  Though many of us are grumbling about the constant snow we have been receiving even into March, it is bringing the percentage of snowpack in our Sapphire Mountains right near 100%.  It is very important to get close this level because it means we should only have moderate high water levels in May and June and less chance for drought in the summer months.  So we have high hopes for the fishing season on Rock Creek.

     As for fishing right now, I would recommend fishing in the late mornings into the early afternoons.  Try a stonefly or Pat's Rubber Leg nymph with a small beadhead or San Juan worm trailing behind it.  There's not much happening on top of the water just yet, but March Browns and Skwalas are on the horizon, and surprisingly big trout will rise to these patterns.

     The Mercantile is fully stocked with fresh and innovative new patterns, and we look forward to seeing all our fly fishing people for the 2017 season!


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