Fly Fishing Report South Fork of the Snake River 2.12.14

The BuRec announced last week that they would drop flows out of Palisades Dam to hold onto more water for this Summer. The prediction was that runoff would be about 92% of normal and more water needed to be held for irrigation demands.  The weather since has been stormy and snowpack levels are slightly above 100%. This looks to continue and we have our fingers crossed for more precipitation… This drop from 1200cfs to 850-900 cfs on the South Fork won’t affect the trout much at the moment as they are hunkered down in the deepest holes already. This scenario has meant lower flows through the month of May in the past and bodes well for excellent Spring hatches and fly fishing. There is some potential for an earlier Salmonfly hatch, but only time will tell. We will keep you informed!

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