With Labor Day weekend passing some welcomed happenings are coming. Crowds fishing the river will decrease substantially, waters will cool thanks to shortening and cooling days, and flow out of Island Park Reservoir will drop in preparation for winter storage. These will result in better fishing conditions all along the river. Likely the lower river will “come back to life” with renewed BWO hatches, continuing terrestrial insect and caddis activities, and increased effectiveness of presenting streamer patterns during low light conditions. The upper river will benefit as decreased flows in Box Canyon will make for safer wading and better approachability there. Above the reservoir big rainbows are moving into the river to feed on kokanee spawn. and throughout terrestrial insect pattens will remain effective until killing frosts. So it is a great time to be fishing just about anywhere on the river.