Wow, Summer is cruising by now. How is it already the end of July? It’s time to get out on the water and enjoy that summertime fishing while it’s here.
Mid-summer on the South Fork is magical; big foam bugs on the banks, PMD’s to rising Cutthroat in the riffles, sandals, cold drinks. You know the drill and if you don’t you’re missing out! This past week fishing has been excellent. The flow out of Palisades is 10,400 cfs and very clear. The nice low flow has exposed some great riffles and the riffle fishing has been excellent in the afternoons. We are still seeing a good number of large golden stones so the name of the game has been dry/dropper rigs on the banks until the PMD’s start hatching around noon. During the PMD hatch focus your efforts on riffles and foam lines with rising fish. The PMD hatch generally tapers off around 4 or 4:30 then it’s time to break out the big bugs again. It’s never a bad idea to have a streamer handy, especially towards evening as the light leaves the water.
Enjoy this special time of year and give us a call or stop by the shop if you need anything. 208.483.2222