Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for April 22nd, 2019

Snake River Surface water temps are hitting 48 degrees and this means that skwalas are starting to come out in a big way. The down side is that flow from Jackson Lake Dam are ramping up and currently stand at 2,100cfs..  Tributaries are on the rise as well. We are not in full runoff yet but it will be happening soon. Nonetheless, if you hit the right water at the right time – roughly noon…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for April 10th, 2019

Snake River Warmer temps and some low elevation precipitation over the past couple of weeks in the Jackson Hole area is helping to add some diversity to the surface action on the Snake. We still have Capnias and midges emerging.  With the current weather, however, we are starting to see more blue-winged olives on the surface, particularly in the early to mid-afternoon hours.  At times it can occur as early as 11am.  Slow water types are still…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for March 29th, 2019

Snake River Still a midge fest on the Snake but Capnias are worth considering and can outperform chironomid imitations in the mid-afternoon hours. Most of the surface action starts around 10:30am and lasts until around 2:30pm.  Most of it is also occurring in slower water types, especially riffle tailouts and side channels with moderate depths and minimal currents.  Capnias can also work when fished along riffle current margins and the inside turns on riffles.  Whether…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for March 16th, 2019

Snake River Continued warming trend in the area is getting fish to the surface as they feed on stronger hatches of both midges and Capnia stoneflies.  Most of this activity in occurring in slow water channels with decent depths and at the tail and margins of riffles.  Midges emergers are working best.  Low-in-the-film winter stonefly imitations (#16 to #18) are a close second. Double nymphs rigs continue to work best in the same water as top water…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for March 5th, 2019

Snake River Lots of snow in the valley over the past two week is making access to the river a bit of the work. Take snowshoes or skis if you have them. Pretty warm temps are sparking some good chironomid emergences and more Capnias are about as well.  This is not automatically sparking intense feeding, but it is happening when the fish feel up to it.  Most of this is occurring at the tail of riffle pools…
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