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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for October 26th, 2015

Snake River

Low and gin clear and fishing really well with dry-droppers in the morning and tandem dries in the afternoon. The middles and lower reaches from Moose Bridge down to Sheep Gulch have been the most productive parts of the river. Blue-winged olives are out in the afternoon, along with a smattering of October Caddis. Side channels are fishing best. On the main channels, target riffles and seams. Banks and bank-side troughs with shallow to moderate depths and slower currents are also work fishing. On the lower river from Astoria down to Sheep Gulch, Submerged structure and ledge rock […]

By |October 25th, 2015|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for October 16th 2015

Snake River

Autumn fishing remains good but, as has been the case over the past month, the action is really on the lower river from Wilson Bridge down to South Park. There is still some production on the upper river, but you really have to work for them.

Banks, submerged structure, and eddies are the places to target in the morning hours with small to moderately sized attractors and dropper nymphs (18 to 30 inches will suffice). This water continues to produce later in the day, but after 11am things really start to happen in riffles, seams, and confluence points. Hit […]

By |October 15th, 2015|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for October 8th, 2015

Snake River

The drop in flows from Jackson Lake Dam and the cool, wet weather over the past week produced some very good dry fly and streamer action on the Snake. We had periods of off-color water, but when there was clarity fishing was solid. Flows are now at their winter levels, so expect low, gin clear water until runoff next spring.

Hecubas are still about, but they are dominated by infrequen PMDs, blue-winged olives, and mahogany duns. Our first October caddis of the year came out last week and we are seeing them intermittently on most days. Riffles, seams, and […]

By |October 7th, 2015|Fishing Reports|