Flow out of Island Park Reservoir has been around 550 cfs all winter, that flow increased by that from the Buffalo River has given good natural shelter along banks to young trout for habitation. This situation gives a better chance for a boost to future populations on downstream in the Island Park area.
Currently much of the lower river has snow covered banks limiting access at boat launch sites and walk-in access at most places. Nevertheless, were walk-in access is available, fishing has been good. Midge and BWO activity produce for the small fly enthusiast. Streamers and big nymphs produce for the large fly enthusiast.