April weather can be challenging at times especially earlier in the month. Expect snow, rain, and amazing sunshine; often all in the same day.
River levels tend to start very low early in April and by month’s end, if temperatures tend to be on the warm side, can be in the early stages of run-off.
Ideal conditions are daytime temperatures in the 50s with overnight temps dipping below 32. Colder nighttime temps are what keeps run-off from starting.
For much of April, river water clarity is very good. Personally, I prefer water that has a hint of color – fishy green if you will, as I tend to catch larger fish subsurface if there is some color to the water.