January 27th Fishing Reportcloudy, with a high near 36. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
The unseasonably mild weather continues through next week. Thankfully the melting has been very slow, not warm enough to go crazy, and the rains have been light drizzle and haven't flooded anything.
Creeks are clear to slightly stained with water temps peaking at about 40 degrees. Much of our snow and ice has melted making fishing accessible (still a pain to walk in the snow stream side, but there is not a ton of it). BE CAREFUL PARKING YOUR VEHICLE! There are shoulders that are free of snow, but please make sure you are able to pull your car off the road entirely and pull your mirror in as a courtesy please.
Midges and winter stoneflies are hatching mid day in smaller numbers, but we have seen some fish rising recently. Subsurface fishing leeches dead drift, or scuds and midges fished below riffles into the deeper pools have been effective. Remember this is winter fishing, not always the best catch rate, but it is really nice to be outside right now!