Be careful what you wish for. We wanted the drought to end and it has and now the Millers has been roaring away for weeks..The fish are there and places like Orcutt and the bend at Kempfield can be waded with care but most places with this kind of flow are off limits except for the young and sturdy or the young and careless. I always felt that 400 cfs was the start of GOOD fly fishing on this river. We will have about 1.8 inches of rain over Saturday and Sunday and the Millers will spike again. Oh well!
The Ware just seems to be immune to monster flows and it's been fishing well. I was at Church Street and Gilbertville Center late Tuesday afternoon and did well with soft hackles from size 14 up through size 8 (that's right, size 8!!!). Lots of bugs and the occasional rising fish. This river will work well through May at least.
The Swift - lots of fish, lots of fishermen but working some fish gently rising in some calm, uncrowded spots with size 18 pheasant tails and the same size Grouse and Flash netted fish. I can't wait for the weeds to grow back down in Cady Lane!
Fish some small streams too. It's the perfect time.