The flow out of Palisades Reservoir has been steady since the 15th at 11,600 cfs. The water coming out of Palisade’s Dam is clear, cold, and perfect. The river below the tributaries of Palisades Creek, Pine Creek, etc. is just slightly off-color but not enough to really affect the fishing. With steady flows, longer days, and warmer temps the river is slowly waking up.
The water remains cold so nymphs and streamers are still the best bet with most of our clients and guides reporting the best action on nymphs. A two-fly set up fished deep under an indicator is the preferred method. Popular flies this time of year are Stonefly Nymphs, San Juan Worms, Egg Patterns, and small bead heads to imitate Midges and Blue Winged Olives. Come visit us at either of our fly shops to check out the top producers.
There will be a lot of anglers targeting the Salmon Fly hatch on the Henry’s Fork so it’s a great time to beat the crowds and fish the South Fork.
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