UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF August 6th to August 13th, 2022
WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
We had a big rain and wind event on Sunday and Monday. The river came up two feet and was muddy on Monday morning. Water temps are high 40s to 51 degrees.The river has been dropping and clearing since Monday. Visibility is about four or five feet and the river is still high and dropping.
Sunday and Monday were brutal rain and wind. Since then it has been relatively dry with over cast partially sunny days and an occasional light shower.
HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
Same flies are working well, also the egg pattern and beads are fishing well.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
This group has been with us every year for the last 18 years!We had a lot of laughs and we are already looking forward to next year.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Even though mother nature dealt us a blow it still turned out to be a fantastic week!! Doug Unruh, Mcpherson, Kansas.
We saw moose and bears this week. Lots of birds along the river including Bald Eagles, Mallards, Pintail, Wigeon, Green wing Teal, Canadian Geese, Tundra Swans, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sandhill Cranes, Arctic Terns, Long tail Jaegers, Glaucous winged Gulls, Bald Eagles, Ruffed Legged Hawks, Kestrels, Harlequin ducks, Osprey, Peregrine falcons, Golden crowned Sparrows, Swallows, Common snipe, Greater yellow leg, Ptarmigan, Ravens, and Crows.