Water flow: rising
Visibility: 58 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 37 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Mornings and Evenings.
Best stretch: Lower 20 miles
Best access point: Several bridges and county roads
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Fish species: Steelhead and Whitefish
Fishing season: Closed
Nearest airport: Wenatchee
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 0X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 11' 7 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Switch Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip
My reports on the Methow River will be related only to Steelhead fishing. The first fish arrive by early August each year but the river is small and low and there is better fall steelheading in other area rivers. By the time some late November rain or melting snows raise the river sometime in late fall / early winter, now the Methow becomes a good option for many miles up the valley. This prime period lasts ...
well into spring and certainly through the end of March.
Depending on what type of water you are fishing would dictate which method I would use. The slower deeper holes can be nymphed using an indicator very well or some of the longer more even glides will lend itself to good swinging.
Will close 1 hour after sunset on March 17, 2013.