Flow out of Palisades Reservoir certainly impacts flow in the Snake River down to American Falls Reservoir this time of year when water use for agricultural purposes greatly diminish. Currently flows in this part of the river are around double historical averages at nearly all gauge stations. Because Palisades Reservoir is near capacity, flow will likely remain higher than the historical average with the possibility of increasing during the winter. As with the South Fork reach above the Henry’s Fork confluence, walk-in-wade fishing will be tougher, but fish will benefit greatly. Presenting streamer patterns will be the best way to encounter fish in the river during the winter season.