The Bureau decided to increase their releases late in the week so now we are looking at 585cfs in the Pan and heading to 700 cfs in the next 2 days. After that the releases will drop back so that by next weekend, the Pan should be back to the mid 200cfs range and be good fishing again.
In the meantime the warm weather has pushed up the Fork to the mid 3500cfs range and is still rising, so both the Fork and Colorado are out of the question at the moment.
With the releases up at 585cfs and climbing, it will be later in the week before the Pan is in good condition for fishing again.
Recommended Flies:Use midges and BWO's.
For mysis at the dam use Mike's Mysis. epoxy mysis, and BUV mysis.
The midges will come off during the day, particularly if it is sunny. So try Wilson's Reverse Candy Cane #20, red and black chironocones #20, nick's larva in miracle pink, olive, and purple back, brassies #18 - #22, midge larva patterns #18 - #22, copper johns #18 - #22, rainbow warriors, black polywings #18 - #22 and bling midges # 18 - #22.
With the beatis nymphs and BWO's moving around now try small nymphs such as pheasant tails, bubble backs, FPA sparkle baetis and rs2's. When the BWO's come off parachute adams and standard BWO patterns. Also try the parachute BWO and the thorax patterns.
Current Flow: near Emma - 3500cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
With the Fork rising rapidly now, it is a sea of color and won't be worth fishing for a few weeks.