We have had some customers asking about flows. Typically during this time of year we see and major change in the South Fork flows out of the dam. I talked to the Bureau of Reclamation this morning and was informed that flows on the South Fork will increase as soon as they decide to turn on the Great Feeder Canal. Due to the cold wet spring we have been having runoff is very slow and most of the moisture is remaining in the mountains. Everyone (anglers and farmers) is hoping for a delayed irrigation season due to the lack of snow we received. I was also informed me to expect flows around 2000 to 4000 cfs by the end of April. So all of this moisture and snow and cruddy weather that we have been receiving that is kinda getting annoying is actually really good for us as far as delaying the irrigation demand and keeping water in our system. This will translate to better dry fly fishing in August.
When flows increase on the river fishing will be put off for a day or two but will resume as soon as things get a little settled out. Fishing on the Upper section of the South Fork will be your best option if you are fishing on a day they increase the flows. When the water increases no dry flies will be hatching. nymphing and some streamer fishing will be the name of the game. We will keep you posted as things change.