This is our first fishing report on our brand new website. We hope you like the updated look and layout, that now offers the ability to book fishing trips and lodging online!
After a few cold rainy days here on the South Fork it sure feels nice to have the sun out and be looking forward to some sunny weather this weekend! Let’s dive into this week’s fishing report.
It’s that magic time of year, like the days before Christmas when you were a kid, everyone is eagerly awaiting the arrival of Salmon Flies, Drakes, Sallies, and PMD’s. As the water warms we will start seeing these hatches work their way upriver. Our guides who have been guiding on the lower river have not seen any dry flies yet but the nymph fishing has been great. The fish are feeding on big stonefly nymphs, small mayfly and sally nymphs in the riffles, ledges, and drops offs. Fishing on the banks has been slower than the riffles.
The flows bumped up to 13,000 cfs this morning from 12,000 cfs. Palisades sits at 99% full so expect inflow to match outflow for the coming weeks. Hopefully, with run-off waining we won’t see any drastic changes to the flow.
With warmer weather in the forecast, it’s quite possible that we’ll see our first dry flies of the summer popping near Lorenzo or Menan. With more nymphs moving around and getting ready to hatch we’ll see some great nymph fishing on the entire river but especially from Cottonwood boat ramp to Menan. The river is on the cusp of greatness will it pop this weekend? You’ll have to go to know!
Have a great weekend and give us a call or come by the shop if you need anything at all 208.483.2222
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