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I love fishing the Middle Fork at Tomahawk SWA.  I want to take my Dad to fish there soon.  Does anyone know if the fishing is good there now?  I discover that the stream flow at Santa Maria is about 85 cubic ft/sec--but I don't know if that means if it is too high for fishing or just right or what.  I can't yet find any fishing reports on the net about the Middle Fork--maybe that is a good thing!  Any help would be appreciated.
 

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The flow up there right now is probably high, but not unfisheable and can fish better this time of year than most. I know run off has peaked so the river has most likely come down from its peak. There should be some good hatches starting now an should continue for a couple weeks until the water comes down, warms up and the weather remains hot. Try some Caddis imitations. If you don't see to much surface activity I would either nymph or throw steamers at the big bends and cut banks. I have seen some really big fish come out of that stretch as a result of enticing them from under the cut banks with steamers. (10+ pounders) You can also drive behind the store in Hartsel and access the Middle Fork and that stretch can be really good as well. Have Fun!
 
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