South Fork Fishing Report – (12.8.22)
Flows have been decreased to 964 cfs. Expect those flows for the next couple of months until water managers take a look at our snow pack. The South Fork of the Snake can offer some great winter fly fishing opportunities; however, flows are usually very cold. Naturally, water temperatures will increase as you go downstream from the Dam. Winter flows are low and clear and fish have moved out of their summer water. Look for slower water types this time of year where trout do not need to expel energy. Deep pools, holes, recirculating eddies, seam lines and tailouts are all prime areas for trout to live as their metabolism slows down. Hatches are going to be limited to Midges and maybe some Capnia/Winter Stoneflys. Nymphing with small rubberlegs, p-tails, zebra midges and other micro-fare are going to be productive. Don’t be surprised if you see some fish feeding on top during prime conditions. Streamers can be effective too, but remember to keep them low and slow!
South Fork Fishing Resources:
South Fork Shuttle – Julie’s Shuttle – 208-483-2903