Things have really started to turn around on the South Fork. With the flows continuing to drop the fish are really starting to key in on dry flies. The Salmon flies are moving through the canyon and fish are rising to them on the surface. Yellow Sallie patterns, and Pale Morning Duns are also producing fish on the surface.As the water continues to drop look for the fish to start moving into the riffles. Afternoon Mayfly hatches will be really productive.
If you plan to float the canyon remember to follow the new guidelines for camping down there. I saw the Sheriff and the Forest Service Officer this week checking people, and writing tickets for not obeing the new regulations. The water is still high and there is a lot of “tricky” corners, and spots on the river. Use common sense, and please be alert while at the oars. Its easy to forget about the water flows when the fishing starts getting good, but make sure you are watching where you row your boat! Although the water is dropping there are still a lot of logs and debris to look out for. Use caution while fishing these next couple weeks. As always if you have questions please call the shop and we will be happy to help you out!