February 21st Fishing ReportSunny, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a southwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Tomorrow and Sunday are supposed to hit 40 degrees and be sunny!
This is one of those winter windows that everything aligns and conditions will be excellent for fishing, and a cure for cabin fever.
Creeks are winter low and clear with water temperatures in the mid to high 30s. Very normal for winter. With the sun and warmer weather, the peak water temps should hit above 40, that is THE winter trigger for feeding fish! Just make sure you are fishing while the water temperature is rising, if snowmelt hits, and when the sun goes down, things shut down quickly. Remember your thermometer!
Hatches happen mid day at the warmest part of the day. We have seen daily hatches of midges and emergences of winter stoneflies lately. Even yesterday our guides have clients catching fish on dries.
Subsurface fishing is best on small, thin bodied bugs like spanish bullets and zebra midges. Roll them along the bottom below riffles.
With the warmer weather, some fish will start to chase streamers and leeches again too!