Irrigation demands in this hot dry summer are beginning to take a toll on our reservoirs. On all of these fish deep and concentrate your efforts early and late in the day. Sand Creek Ponds open for fishing from a boat Monday (thanks, Barry!). You can bet a lot of folks will be there crack of dawn hoping for some of the big resident rainbows and rarer brookies. Crowds there will thin later. Want to beat still water crowds, but will settle for moderately sized fish? Try Paul Reservoir and it cutthroat population ranging to the mid teens in inches. Get there by going northwest off the Interstate -15 Humphrey Exit just this side of Monida Pass.