Big bugs are up as high as Irwin, and with flow out of Palisades down to 13000 cfs the river in Swan Valley is in great shape for fishing. Bring your favorite dry giant and golden stonefly patterns! The river is slightly discolored but this does not impact fishing. Give a bit more time, and it will clear. PMDs are out along the upper river, and with flows dropping more gravel bars are becoming available. Big news for the lower river is that it is very tough to take out from the Twin Bridges site because the south channel is small and difficult to see as well as shallow enough to require pulling a drift boat through. The river has formed a berm near the top of that channel. But enough water comes up below this berm to allow launching from the Twin Bridges. On the lower river try such such as rubberlegs and super-x’s. The best action here can be had in and around springs that enter the river. Try midge pupa under an indicator or PMD life cycle patterns.
A rod inside a rod case has been found on the South Fork. To identify & claim it, call 589-0385