Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for September 9th, 2020

Snake River Flows have been dropping from Jackson Lake Dam and, with the clarity, this almost feels like the fishing we get a month from now (minus the 80-plus degree air temps).  Claassenia and Hecuba are out alongside PMDs and the latter two, along with BWOs, are heavily present on wetter days primarily from Deadmans Bar down to South Park Bridge.  Stoneflies patterns are working throughout the day in just about every type of holding…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for August 30th, 2020

Snake River Claassenia stoneflies continue their emergence on most reaches and grasshopper continue to make racket on the banks.  PMDs are still around but waning except for those days with clouds and precipitation.  We are also beginning to see our first Hecubas of the year, and we are also seeing more of them on those days with cloud cover (and a bit more intensity on those afternoons with precipitation). On the lower river from South…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for August 20th, 2020

Snake River Claassenia is out in little more with more shucks evident on the banks of every reach.  This continues to make larger stonefly and attractor patterns the best bet in the morning hours, especially when fished with a dropper nymph.  These patterns, as well as hopper imitations, will continue to work in the afternoon and can outperform the action they produce in the afternoon.  Target banks, structure, troughs, and confluences. PMDs and caddis are…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for August 10th, 2020

Snake River Crystal clear water on the entire reach and larger cutthroats – 16 to 18 inches – are making up more of the fish compared to a couple of weeks ago.  The downside is that water temps are warming into the high 60s during the afternoon and exceeding 68 degrees after 4pm.  Early starts lead to less fish mortality (not to mention fishing can slow after 4pm).  Caddis are milling about in the morning…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for July 30th, 2020

Snake River Substantial visibility on all reaches of the Snake is making dry fly fishing the standard way to go at the moment.  PMDs and caddis dominate the surface, although there are still yellow sallies and a few golden stones about.  Large to moderately sized attractor/stonefly patterns are working best on all water types, although mayfly, sallie, and caddis imitations are working just as well in riffles, seams, and confluences from around 10am until 1pm. …
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