I finally had a chance to see what this area has to offer. most of the popular and close rivers are high, off color and still rising. one of the fly shops suggested heading about an hour away to a river that is dam controlled and not affected by run-off so much. the river was still high but at least clarity was good, it was pretty tough to wade. i fished it in a couple of different sections, between lakes but it wasn't till i stopped along the side of the road and made a few casts in the lake did i finally get my first notion of a fish. landed a solid brown on a small black egg sucking leech. one major difference between here and utah is the constant signs regarding bears. i guess i will have to start getting used to these guys. i also will have to start packing some heat for the just in case situations.