Fishing on the South Fork continues to improve with each passing day. Flows now are actually below average for this time of year at 8,500 cfs. The drop in flows has helped facilitate the river clearing up and there is now several feet of visibility. As predicted there are more and more fish “looking up” and eating dry flies.
Our guides have been fishing a variety of flies and a variety of waters. First to the flies on the South Fork; staying versatile is the name of the game as fishing with a dry/dropper rig, full nymph rig, and streamers have all produced fish. If you like throwing streamers then “it’s on” as the streamer fishing has been unusually good this past week. We’ve also been catching quite a few fish on big golden stone and hopper imitations but you have to be in the “A” water. If you’ve had good success on dries in a particular foam line, riffle, or side channel chances are you can get a fish to eat a dry in these spots but catching fish consistently all day on dry flies has been hard. As far as waters go we’ve been venturing out and our guides have had excellent success on the main Snake near Blackfoot, the Salt River in Wyoming as well as Palisades Reservoir. It’s a great time of year and opportunity to explore new waters.
As usual, if you need flies, last minute fishing tips or a guide give us a call or visit our shop. If you’re looking for a good time we’ll be hosting our famous BBQ at the lodge next Friday, August 11th. Cocktails start at 6:30, then serving all your BBQ favorites at 7:00. $30.00 per person, all you can eat, with a full bar available. Please make a reservation by calling 208.483.2222.