While it’s technically Spring, the South Fork remains at “winter” flows of 900 cfs, average for this time of year is 4,000 cfs. Expect this to change any day now. You can keep an eye on this link for flow changes.
With these winter flows the fish are still acting likes it’s winter as well. Look for fish holding in slower deeper water and only moving into riffles if there’s a good reason to do so, ie midges or blue winged olives hatching. While it’s certainly possible to see some midges out and about your best bet will be fishing nymphs. Standard fare this time of year are stonefly nymphs, midge nymph patterns, and other attractor nymphs like san juan worms. The great thing about the low flows is there’s no need for a boat, you can wade fish areas that would be impossible to get to during summer flows.
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