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 April 15th 2017

Snake River

Flows have been steady at 3,500 cfs for over two weeks now and clarity is very good. Fishing on the Snake is almost a carbon copy of what it was 10 days ago.  The best fishing has been in slower runs and current margins at the mid-section and tail of riffles, seams, and confluence lines with double nymph rigs.  Water temps are still chilly but have improved a couple of degrees in the past week and a half.  Some days water temps are surpassing 45 degrees.  This has allowed for more surface action with midge and BWO imitations.  […]

By |April 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for April 3rd 2017

Snake River

Flows from Jackson Lake Dam have been steady at 3,500 cfs for a solid week now, and the Snake is showing signs of its typical early spring clarity. It’s certainly not crystal clear, but it has improved from what it was a week and a half ago.  Without question, the best fishing has been in slower runs and current margins at the mid-section and tail of riffles, seams, and confluence lines with double nymph rigs.  Dry flies imitations of blue-winged olives and midges will work in the same water, but that action is far more spotty. Surface feedin […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

Snake River

Flows from Jackson Lake Dam are currently at 3,000cfs. This is definitely the highest I can remember seeing flows this early in the season.  We were dealing mostly with streamers a week and a half ago as fish continued to acclimate to higher water.  That acclimation has, for the most part taken place.  A little by little, more fish are being caught on dries and nymphs, thanks in large part to increasing water temps in response to warming air temperatures.  But it is still sporadic an takes targeting the right water at the right time.  Streamers will take […]

By |March 25th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for March 6th, 2017

Snake River

Daytime temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s has produced very comfortable fishing as well as some of the best action on the water of the year so far. A variety of nymphs are producing in riffles, riffle pools, seams, and bankside troughs.  This includes everything from larger stonefly imitations to smaller chironomid patterns.  It’s still almost exclusively midges on the water, but little black stones and little brown stones should be right around the corner.

We are starting to see more fish eating midge adults and emergers on the surface. This is happening primarily at the current […]

By |March 5th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

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

Snake River

More variable weather in the Snake River area over the past two weeks. Some days have been in the mid-40s, while others have been in the low 30s.  Either way, fishing has been much more comfortable, and better, than it was in December and January.  Riffle, riffle pools, and seams have come on strong with a variety of nymphs; including smaller stonefly imitations, blue-winged olive patterns, and chironomids.  You do not need to fish too deep.  Generally six feet from the line-leader joint to the trailing fly is all you need to go.

There is some dry fly action […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for February 5th, 2017

Finally some warm (or warmer) weather in the area. This past December and January were colder than average for sure.  I counted 27 days since December 1st where the overnight low was below zero.  Over the past five years, we have average 11 days below zero for the entire winter.  The main impact on our fishing has been significant ice flows (primarily on the Snake.  A little bit on the South Fork).  The extended forecast calls for February to be noticeably warmer.  That could spell good things for those of you getting out on the water with rod in […]

By |February 4th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for January 7th, 2017

Snake River

Very much a midge game at the moment. You will find them out there even on those days when air temperatures are just a few degrees above zero.  Very little by way of surface action, but larva and pupa imitations are working getting into fish in more than respectable fashion.  As has been the case over the past month, target riffle pools and the tail of seams.

Larger “attractor” nymphs are picking up fish in bits and pieces, although it is about a 2 to 1 ratio to midge imitations. They are working in the same water as midge […]

By |January 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for December 5th 2016

Snake River

December is here and we are officially into winter fishing mode on the Snake. It is almost strictly a nymphing game at the moment with action on streamers happening from time to time in the mid-afternoon hours.  Chironomids are out from approximately noon until 4 pm, but the hatches have been sporadic as have the surface feeding.  If you are dead set on fishing on the surface, target current margins and shallow water at the head of riffles and really try and and hit the 1pm to 3pm time period.

Nymphing is most productive the way to go throughout […]

By |December 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for November 1st, 2016

Snake River

Fishing has been excellent on the Snake and this should continue for at least the next month if the current water and weather conditions remain the same. Look for blue-winged olives to be active as well as lots of chironomids.  We have also had a big increase in activity on the part of our October caddis.  There is noticeably more of them now then there was a couple of weeks ago.  Surface action has been best from about noon until 4pm.  On certain days there is activity on dry flies that starts earlier – approximately 11am.  The best […]

By |October 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for October 15th, 2016

Snake River

It certainly feels like October on the Snake. We have cool temps maxing out in the mid-60s and low, gin clear water.  Fishing has been solid over the past two weeks on the mid-reaches from Moose to South Park and just as good of fishing on the lower reaches from South Park down to Sheep Gulch.

Dry fly fishing is best from about 12pm until 5pm. It is a somewhat a tight window, but this five hour period is well worth exploring.  Mahogany duns, blue-winged olives, and a variety of caddis (including our fist October caddis of the year) […]

By |October 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|