By December 1st the South Fork Road will close to motorized vehicles not far above where the road intersects with the Kelly Canyon Road above Table Rock. This closure protects wintering big game. It will remain legal to ski along the road to access the river. With the low winter maintenance flow (currently 887cfs at Irwin and 1290 cfs at Heise) there are an almost a limitless number of locations to walk in and wade to fish along the river. Presenting streamers will provide the best chance for encountering the largest trout, but with midges being active during better weather some chances for fishing riffles will happen.