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South Fork 8-21-10

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South Fork 8-21-10

Riffle fishing is slowing as we move past the peak of the PMD emergence. Riffles still offer action especially towards late afternoon when caddis become active. With flows out of Palisades Dam just above 9000 cfs and heading lower, there is now an excellent choice of walk-in locations (contact us for some great walk-in candidates).    The plus side of  all this is that with fishing being great during evenings, most boat traffic is gone from the river, so you  have a better chance of solitude at walk-in riffles.  If you prefer float fishing, pitching hopper, chernobyl types and other terrestrial patterns against well vegetated banks is productive.   A great strategy is to trail a cinnamon ant pattern behind your hopper or chernobyl pattern.  If you are floating the river during the evening, your competition will be next to nil, and this will be the time to try streamers along  banks and other features out of direct sunshine.  As twilight approached big trout will come into the shallows to chase baitfish, another reason for carrying streamers if you are a late in the day fly-fisher.  This piece of info will become more useful as we move into the upcoming autumn months.