Monthly Archives: %sJanuary 2015

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for January 25th, 2015

Snake River

This is shaping up to be one of the best years of winter fishing on the Snake in recent memory.  There has been good action in deep pools on days with colder air and water temperatures, but the big news is that we have had serious, multi-day warm spells (sometimes over 40 degrees) for the past month and a half that are putting the action in riffle tailouts, seams, and side channels into overdrive during the afternoon.  Double nymph rigs consisting of #10 or #12 lead flies with #14 to #18 trailers are fishing best.  Takes are subtle, […]

By |January 25th, 2015|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for January 6th, 2015

Snake River

Warm temperatures have returned to the area with air temperatures nearing 40 degrees most of this week.  We are experiencing solid winter fishing on the Snake River on the lower reaches from Wilson Bridge down to Sheep Gulch.  Trout are primarily holding in riffle pools, riffle current margins, and in deeper troughs on side channels.  Chironomids have been very active. We are also starting to see some black winter stones on the banks.  Double nymph rigs and small streamers fished with slow retrieves are most effective types of tackle.

Effective nymphs – BH Hare’s Ear Nymphs, Anato Green May […]

By |January 6th, 2015|Fishing Reports|