Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for September 14th, 2019

Snake River Cooling autumn temps and some more consistent precipitation have provided an uptick in an already upticking surface game as PMDs and – FINALLY- hecubas are move of a given most days from the late morning hours until mid to late afternoon. Heavy precipitation may cause some off color water some days. Nevertheless, it has not been enough to eliminate any chance of top-water action. Mayfly imitations are working best in eddies, side channels,…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for September 5th, 2019

Snake River Still fairly warm water temps, so early starts continue to be the way to go. The big change over the past two weeks, however, is that 1) we are seeing a lot more larger 18-plus inch trout on the surface, and 2) inconsistency in terms of the sweet spot during the day when the best surface action occurs. Most days, it is still 11am to 2pm. But there are times when the morning…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for August 26th, 2019

Snake River PMDs are waning but still out there in a decent fashion from around 11am until 4pm. Short-wing stoneflies continue to emerge and are a good ticket in the morning hours. Grasshoppers and carpenter ants are also about and their imitations can be fished from around 11am until dusk. Keep in mind that the high air temps of the past week have been contributing to mid-column water temps hitting the 67 degree mark and…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for August 16th, 2019

Snake River Good to solid surface action continues on just about every reach of the Snake as PMDs continue to emerge after 11am. Grasshopper and carpenter ant are also about, and there more Claassenia stoneflies. The only inconsistency is the time of day when the best action is. There are grabby fish in the early morning hours, but the heart of top-water activity is from 9am to 1pm some days, while other days it might…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for August 6th, 2019

Snake River The entire river continues to fish well with larger fish being taken on the upper reaches above South Park but more showing up on the lower river from South Park down to Sheep Gulch. Dry flies is the name of the game – caddis in the morning and PMDs in the afternoon. There are also a more than decent amount of grasshopper and carpenter ants around. To top it off, we are beginning…
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