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Premier Fishing Report for South Fork 2011

After what seems like a month of cold, wet weather, the sun is shining and it is a wonderful 60 degrees and rising. The flows out of Palisades are steady at 18,000 c.f.s. and just a touch off color.  Runoff is rearing its head and we should have some dirty water for a couple weeks as higher temps begin to send the snowpack into the watershed.  Wednesday, Jaason, Josh and Rollie, guides at the Lodge, scouted the runs beneath the dam and did find many eager rainbows and cutts eating egg and worm patterns as they begin to honker down on their spawning beds.  Deep nymphing – slow and low – was the ticket.  Still in early stages, these springtime spawners will soon be bedding up in force ensuring another generation of hatchlings.  Stay tuned.

Chris Heib