What if you nymph fished nearly every day so far this year and then suddenly you got to fish dry flies, would that make you smile? Well, our guides (and guests) were all smiling when they came back to the lodge last night. Almost like a light switch, yesterday afternoon the lower river turned on.
From Cottonwood to Lorenzo we are seeing good afternoon hatches of Green Drakes and PMD’s. Little Yellow Sallies and Salmon Flies will be right behind them, literally any day. For now the focus is on nymphs in the morning with dry flies hatching in the afternoon.
Flows are perfect right now, and the inflow to the reservoir has dropped below the outflow as the reservoir nears 100% capacity. Hats off to the Bureau of Reclamation for great planning this year.
With dry flies popping, salmon flies around the corner and the 4th of July coming right up, it’s going to be a great few weeks on the South Fork. We have just a few spots available for fishing on the South Forks so act quickly if you want to experience an epic day of fishing. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds and try something new consider a trip on Palisades Reservoir with our lake guru, Larry, and his pontoon party boat. You can also try fly fishing for bass on the Main Snake with our friends at Snake River Fly. Give us a call for more information on these trips.
As usual if have questions, need flies, licenses, or gear give us a call or come by the shop. 208.483.2222
Have a great weekend ahead.