Library Fishing Report Big Wood River

Big Wood River

From: 02/21/2017
To: 02/21/2017
Type of Water: Freshwater
Species: Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Brook trout, Cutthroat, Grayling , Whitefish, Fine Spotted Cutthroat
"A year of snow, a year of plenty."
– French Proverb

The snow pack in the Big Wood drainage is currently at 172% of average and still has the potential to climb heading into spring. The stage is set for a record breaking spring run-off on the Wood and surrounding drainages. To put this in perspective, the Valley had a similar snow pack in 2006 and the flows peaked on the Wood at 7,800 CFS. Over the next four months we will see how this drama will unfold! In the meantime, as we head into the last month of the season the flows on the Wood are perfect; however, some of the local tail-waters are already going up in anticipation of the spring melt.

Silver Creek below Highway 20 is open until the end of the month and there are only a few days left to fish this area until o View more...


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