With the heavier snow pack and recent warmth, sounds like the Chena is still a bit muddy but improving every day. By the chart below, it looks like the water might begin to cooperate by this weekend.
Generally speaking, I don't bother heading up there if this graph shows a level above 16 ft. You can tell by the up-and-down trending of the water level that daytime heating and meltwater are still heavily affecting the flow rate. BUT, if this forecast holds true (and sometimes it is off), then Sunday and Monday might have significantly clearer water.
Would love to hear some Memorial Day grayling stories...maybe even some pics?? Hopefully by 4th of July, I'll be able to tell some fish tales of my own!
BTW...has anyone caught a grayling yet upstream of Red Squirrel this year?