Flow out of Palisades has dropped to 12200 cfs. That’s not a huge drop, but it may begin mutant golden stones moving. Meanwhile the upper river continues to be the best fishing the river offers. No real response to hoppers just appearing, but try PMD life cycle patterns, sallys, and look for a few golden stones. Fishing in the evening? Be sure to bring streamers and caddis dries/emergers. Any time you fish from a boat, be sure to have super-X patterns to sweep slightly submerged around overhead cover.
Lost on the South Fork: Four-piece Temple Fork 9′ for 4-wt rod in brown rod sock, w/o case. Call Dave Raisch 406-4593