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South Fork 5-12-15

As we reported last Saturday, the flow out of Palisades Dam is ramping up.  Current flow out of dam is  just over 15200 cfs on its way up to 19000 cfs later this week.   For the next week, you may as well go to the Henry’s Fork and look for fish taking earlier than usual big stonefly adult patterns!

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Henry’s Fork 5-12-15

Big stoneflies are flying from Vernon Bridge down to top of Chester backwaters. We have reports of folks catching fish on big dries in this area.  So even though this event is about ten days early, it’s time to keep track of the adult stage moving on up the river. We have not heard of  them flying further up the river, but any day now reports will come in and we will post them.

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Warm Water 5-12-15

We have received some information from IDF&G’s Southeast Region on warm waters fisheries that might help in deciding destinations during this season.

Twin Lakes is in recovery mode from being drawn down.  This action seemed to impact bluegill population more than bass.

Johnson Reservoir has a high bluegill population, but they run small.

Lamont Reservoir has some big bluegills and the same for bass

Glendale Reservoir is good for bass and bluegill and has some crappie

Winder Reservoir is also recovering from a draw down happening about five years ago.

Treasureton Reservoir has an illegally introduced bass population with individuals in the 12-14″ range.

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South Fork 5-9-15

Here are details about the upcoming flush out of Palisades Dam. Beginning Monday, May 11th, flow out of the dam goes up gradually to 19000 cfs by Friday, May 15th.   Three days later flow will begin ramping down to 13000 cfs. So expect cold, fast water in the South Fork for several days beginning Monday. This is an effort to flush out developing rainbow trout eggs and fry to the benefit of native cutthroat that historically spawn later. Thinking of giving the South Fork a try with streamer and rubberleg patterns? Best do so this weekend!

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South Fork 4-25-15

Flow  out of Palisades Dam is now just over 12000 cfs but rate of increase has really slowed last several days. Reason for increasing flow is irrigation demands in Magic Valley where growing season is way ahead for the time of year.  Nymphing riffles is productive as water temperature is in low 40s, degrees F. throughout.  Rainbows are spawning.

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South Fork 4-14-15

Flow out of Palisades Dam was increased each of the last three days making the South Fork water graph look like a step function.  Now at 6530 cfs out of the dam, flow at Heise is a bit higher, and water temperature there is now in the low 40s in degrees Fahrenheit.

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Stillwater/Henry’s Lake 11-11-14

With the recent cold weather snap we are having, the open water fishing on Henry’s Lake is probably done for the year. The lake will most likely be frozen over within a week or so if these conditions continue. If by some chance the weather warms up and the lake stays open, look for fish to be extremely scattered and suspended in deeper water. However, if you are into ice fishing, you have until January 1st to enjoy the great ice fishing opportunity Henry’s presents.

Stillwaters to the South should continue to fish okay, but this extreme cold weather is really going to slow things down. Be sure to cover a lot of water when fishing this time of year! Springfield reservoir is one exception here, fishing seems to be excellent down there as long as you can stand the cold. Fishing small chironomid pupa (size 14-20) under an indicator typically produces best.  Springfield was stocked recently so there should be plenty of 17″+ fish down there willing to take a fly.

Conditions are constantly changing this time of year, so be sure to give us a call or stop in for up to the minute information!

 

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South Fork 11-8-14

Flow out of Palisades Dam was reduced to 938 cfs from around 2400 cfs on November 4th.  Flow at Heise is now 1290 cfs. This is great for wading, but makes boating a bit tougher. Fish will be concentrated. So it is time to get out and pitch your favorite streamer pattern or enjoy the BWO’s emerging and trout responding, especially in some of the predicted upcoming stormy weather.

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New Lorenzo Ramp Open!

The new Lorenzo boat ramp is now open! This will be a big improvement over the old ramp and will provide use for years to come. The old ramp is now demolished an unusable. The new ramp is located about 1/2 mile downstream from the old one on river left (opposite side from old ramp). Access to the new ramp is off the Menan/Roberts exit off Highway 20.

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