Made it to the Dream Stream and Elevenmile Canyon today with Jim. It was a bit of a roller coaster ride for most of the day. We were greeted by 40 MPH winds on the Dream Stream! This made fishing a little difficult, but we gave it a shot anyways. Not many lake fish in the system yet, none really. Lots of small stocker rainbows though. We thought the flows would encourage a few fish to start their migration, but it must still be a little early.
After walking the entire lower river on the Dream Stream, we decided to hit up Elevenmile Canyon. What a good call that was! The Canyon fished well, lot of fish and a few bugs. Jim fish a small purple midge and caught several fish. I used an Oregon Cheese egg and a midge all day and caught several fish as well, including the biggest Cutthroat I have ever seen in the Canyon. It was not a trophy, but a nice 19 or so inch fish! Made my day! 5 and 6X are standard issue in Elevenmile, use 4X to the egg though. Fish remain spooky, you will need to keep your distance a bit. The water is incredibly clear! The lower canyon still has large ice shelves built up, the upper canyon is ice free now.