Fishing Report

Get up-to-date fly fishing information on the river flows in the Jackson Hole area provided by the people who are out there in them all the time!

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for October 20th, 2017

Snake River

The Snake is in prime October form with both stream levels and bugs on the water, which include PMDs, mahogany duns, blue-winged olives and caddis.  Most of the surface action is starting around noon and lasts into the early evening hours.  Prior to this grabby fish can be had on dry-dropper rigs.Most days are producing good to great action, but there will be slower days here-and-there as well.

The middle sections from Moose down to South Park Bridge are producing best, with the lower reaches in the Canyon from South Park down to Sheep Gulch a close second. Riffles, […]

By |October 19th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for October 11th, 2017

Snake River

Releases from Jackson Lake Dam are at 900cfs. There is much more concentration of trout in prime holding water types than there was a week and a half ago.  Riffles, seams, side channels, banks, and bankside troughs are the key targets, especially on the lower river from Wilson Bridge down to Sheep Gulch.  Banks with moderate currents can offer trout holding up to three feet from submerged structure.  Mahogany duns, PMDs, October caddis, and blue-winged olives are the primary bugs on the water at the moment, with mahoganies and blue-wings being most prevalent on cloudy and wet days.

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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for October 2nd, 2017

Snake River

Fishing continues to be solid on the Snake as it typically is this time of year with continuing hatches of Hecubas, mahogany duns, October caddis, infrequen PMDs, and blue-winged olives.  It is a true smorgasbord on most days, but expect mahogany duns and blue-wings to dominate the scene on colder and wetter days.

Hatches and surface action are best from about 10am until 4pm, with the afternoon hours from 11:30am to 3pm being the sweet spot. Target riffles, flats, the tail of seams, bankside troughs, and (especially) side channels.  Refusals are becoming a bit more common, so be […]

By |October 1st, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for September 25th, 2017

Snake River

Nice, cool and wet weather moved through the Snake River region over this past week, bringing with it broader hatches and more intense surface action most days. Warmer weather is on the way, although the forecast does not call for anything over 70 degrees. Autumn is finally here.

The most productive fishing is occurring from approximately 11am until late afternoon. This has been the time of the day when mahogany duns, infrequen PMDs, and Hecubas, and caddis have been most active.  Blue-winged olives are also out on colder days.  A wide array of holding water is delivering during this […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for September 17th, 2017

Snake River

It is mid-September and, as good as the fishing has been since runoff subsided, it is getting even better and should continue to do so over the next several weeks. Autumn is the time to be on the Snake.

Claassenia emergences and grasshopper sightings are waning noticeably, yet foam attractors and hopper patterns continue to produce well, even on those days when the weather doesn’t cooperate. Target banks, structure, bankside troughs, and – in the afternoon – riffle pools and seams with your imitations to reap the benefits of these continuing hatches. Movement of these patterns with twitches and […]

By |September 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for September 4th, 2017

Snake River

It’s the same-old on the Snake as it was last week. Water temps are warm and getting into the mid-60s, but starting early and ending around 4pm can pay dividends in terms of numbers and size. Claassenia stoneflies are around early in the morning.  PMDs are around from around 11am until 3pm.  You will also see caddis and grasshoppers around in bits and pieces.  But the big change has been the appearance of Hecubas in strength on the upper and middle reaches of the Snake.  This is making riffles and side channels prime real estate for those throwing […]

By |September 3rd, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for August 26th, 2017

Snake River

The Snake is hitting prime time now with solid emergences of PMDs and Claassenia stones, as well as caddis in the morning and grasshoppers in the afternoon.  Carpenter ants are also around in bits and pieces.  Being on the surface with single or tandem dry rigs is all you need to do most days on just about every reach of the river.  And big fish are being caught, but some days you will really have to work for them.

Riffles and the inside turn on deep riffles and seams are fishing strong at the moment with a variety of […]

By |August 26th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for August 18th, 2017

Snake River

The Snake is in great form for dry fly action and we are finding larger fish on just about every section and reach. Claassenia and PMDs are on the water.  Wetter days will produce thick emergening in the afternoon of the latter.  There is also a smattering of BWOs and our first mahogany duns of the season of these wet days as well.  You may see caddis in the dawn to late morning hours, particularly on the lower reaches from Astoria down to Sheep Gulch.  Grasshoppers and carpenter ants are also present from mid-morning until late afternoon on […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for August 10th, 2017

Snake River

Flows are at average for this time of the year on the upper reaches and is only around 10-12% above average on the lower reaches. What is more, the Snake is pretty much crystal clear.  Don’t expect a lot of hatches.  PMDs are the primary aquatic insect and caddis are about in the morning.  You will find a plethora of crane flies on certain sections of the river.  Grasshoppers seem to be everywhere and we are starting to see our first Claassenia stones on the water. No what you see, stay on the surface if you want.  Dry […]

By |August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for August 3rd, 2017

Snake River

It is a rare, if not historic, occasion when the Snake River is fishing on the surface before our fabled South Fork. This year, that is indeed what is happening.  The Snake is for the most part crystal clear and continues to drop by the day.  And the top water action keeps getting better.

Currently the reaches offering the best fishing are from Jackson Lake Dam down to Deadman’s Bar, Wilson to South Park, and from Astoria down to Sheep Gulch. The largest fish are being caught on the surface from the Dam down to Deadman’s Bar and from […]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|