Monthly Archives: %sMay 2015

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for June 1st, 2015

Snake River

The tailwater reach from Jackson Lake Dam down to Pacific Creek remains the only reach to not be in runoff conditions. Releases from the dam have been steady at 4000 cfs for a few days and the fishing has improved greatly and are at the right level for good fishing. Clarity is excellent. The best action has been on double nymph rigs in seams, eddies, and riffles. Streamers have also been working good in the same water as well as banks and structure with at least moderate depths. Don’t go too big with your baitfish imitations. Midges, blue-winged […]

By |May 31st, 2015|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for May 27th, 2015

Snake River

There has been some clearing on the Snake with the inclement weather we have had in over the past week. The bigger news is that Jackson Lake is very near filling and, to make room, releases from the dam have increased to 2,500 cfs. Flows should increase again once the reservoir is completely filled. Bureau of Reclamation projects flows to max out at 4,000 cfs, and then drop sometime in late June or in July.

 

South Fork

Releases from Palisades Reservoir have been ramping down significantly over the past week. They now stand at 10,000 cfs and the Bureau of […]

By |May 26th, 2015|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for May 18th, 2015

Snake River

The tailwater reach below Jackson Lake Dam continues to have the most reliable fishing, and this past week displayed a major uptick in action. Clarity is pretty much 100% and we are starting to see more and more surface activity as trout feed on Chironomids, blue-winged olives, and Callibaetis. We are also seeing some caddis and some little brown stoneflies. Best action has been in eddies, seams, and deep riffles and troughs. Dry-dropper rigs are producing best. And we are getting trout come to the surface for bigger #10 and #12 dry attractors. Tandem dry rigs are working […]

By |May 17th, 2015|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for May 11th, 2015

Snake River

The tailwater reach below Jackson Lake Dam remains the only reach of clear water on the Snake at the moment. Flows are at 550cfs and water temperatures are cold, but there fish are being caught on a variety of nymphs and streamers. Submerged structure, eddies, and the center runs of long riffles are the most productive water. Tackle depends on depth, which is quite variable at the moment. Lightly weighted double nymph rigs are producing in riffles. We are going noticeably deeper and heavier in deep eddies and deep structure. The same goes for streamers. Sinking lines are […]

By |May 11th, 2015|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for May 4th, 2015

Snake River
Runoff is really pumping now on the Snake. Snowpack is under 60% as of this past weekend, so it will probably end sometime in June unless some cooler and wetter weather moves in, which would not be a bad thing.
The only reach with clear, fishable water at the moment is on the tailwater reach from Jackson Lake Dam down to Pacific Creek. Releases from the dam remain at approximately 550 cfs. Water temperatures are cold, so almost all of the activity is subsurface on nymphs and streamers. Don’t expect anything off the charts, but there are fish to […]

By |May 4th, 2015|Fishing Reports|