Water flow: 537 at Pateros
Visibility: 58 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 34 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Mornings and Evenings.
Best stretch: The Methow River from the mouth to the confluence with the Chewuch River in Winthrop; Oct.16, 2013 until further notice. Fishing from a floating device is prohibited from the second powerline crossing (1 mile upstream from the mouth) to the first Hwy 153 Bridge (4 miles upstream from the mouth).
Best access point: Several bridges and county roads
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Fish species: Steelhead
Fishing season: Opens 10/16/2013 until further notice
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 Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
When it is this cold bumping them on the nose with a nymph and/or egg pattern usually is the best way to get them. However if its too cold to mend your line that won't do you any good. Pretty tough when it is this cold up on the river.
Needs to warm up a bit. Open until further notice. Hotline to call for closures: 360-902-2500