Was up there a couple weeks ago and was out on the lake with friends.
Caught 2 Kings and an Atlantic.
Took some time to scout out my favorite SR haunts and caught some great smallies.
Kind of weird though being on the SR all by my self knowing that it will soon be elbow to elbow with fanatical Salmon fisherman.
Water was way low at 185. Did go up one day on the last scheduled release day, but it was not enough to trigger anything.
Need some decent rain otherwise it's going to be a painstaking trickle of fish over and over and over with no real big pushes..
A new diversion was installed just below the Altmar bridge and the ramp was reinforced with some huge boulders. From what I have heard, the outfitters are glad for it.
The news of good lake reports have all the usual lodges and places to stay were already all booked up already when I stopped by to see my usual folks...and they're booked up right through October.
My brother procrastinated but I was able to get him a room and that was last month.
Saw an awful lot of deer while going up and down the SR so be careful traveling in the early morning hours, they were everywhere.
Good luck and be kind to those fishing next to and near you, it may be me