Well, just got in from an afternoon on rthe Skagit. The water is about 8" to a a foot above prime water level, but is very fishable. only fished for about 4 hours, but between the 2 of us (my son and I) we had 9 fish on, the bigest 2 at 14". I forgot my wading boots, but had brought a pair of Ben's size 12 sneakers along in case he couldn't find a pair of wading boots to fit him. He did and I wore his sneakers. Man, I'd forgotten how slippery wading without felts on the feet is. Beautiful day on a beautiful river.