Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for October 2nd, 2019

Snake River Flows have ramped down from Jackson Lake Dam and we are at a sustained release of 550cfs for the immediate future. During the ramp down, there was decent to downright good action on dries, nymphs, and streamers on those days with cloud cover and precipitation. At the current levels (and flows will be slowly receding with tributary recession throughout the next couple of months), the best plan of action is to fish small…
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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for September 23rd, 2019

Snake River Tricos (especially on the canyon reaches below South Park Bridge and upstream of Pacific Creek)) and PMDs can be counted on most days. Cooler weather with clouds and precipitation can bring out even more intense PMD hatches as well as emergences of Hecubas and the mahogany duns (particularly from Pacific Creek down to South Park Bridge). Targeting riffles, seams, eddies, side channels, and banks or structure with slow to moderate current can produce…
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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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