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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for May 31st, 2017

Snake River

The tailwater reach below Jackson Lake is the only game in town on the Snake. Clarity is good and flows from the dam are at 2400cfs.  Nymphs continue to work well on the upper piece of this section of river as part of a double nymph rig or a dry dropper fished on seams and in eddy pools.  Streamers are working best from Cattlemans down to Pacific Creek.  Moderate sized streamers on floating, hover, or intermediate sinking line, or 3 to 6 ips tips have been the most productive tackle.  Go with rapid retrieves and six to twelve […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

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

Snake River

Runoff continues and the tailwater reach from Jackson Lake Dam down to Pacific Creek remains the section of the Snake with most substantial clarity. Still not a lot of surface action despite good hatches of midges, but there is decent action on nymphs and some good stuff on streamers.  Target your nymphs in deep channel troughs and eddy seams.  Streamers are working best on the lower part of this tailwater reach but can get action higher up towards the dam.  Target banks, structure and seams with hover lines, intermediate sinking lines, and 3ips tips.  Vary your retrieves, but […]

By |May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Snake River Angler Fly fishing Report for May 12th, 2017

Snake River

It was a fun and fast run over the past three weeks with skwala and caddis emergences, but it is safe to say that the Snake is in full runoff, probably starting the afternoon of May 6th.  Spring creek mouths from Deadman’s Bar down to South Park Bridge still offers action with caddis and skwala imitations as well as streamers.  This will require posting up and concentrating on this water for an hour or so.  This can be worth it most days.  Keep in mind that the creeks themselves are still closed to fishing until later in the […]

By |May 12th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for May 3rd, 2017

Snake River

Flows have been coming down from Jackson Lake Dam and currently stand at just over 2000cfs. Cool weather over the past week is giving way to much warmer temps for the next couple of weeks (valley floor highs in the mid-50s to upper 60s).  The river has serious clarity for this time of year.

Skwalas were fewer and further between over the past week but trout were still rising to both naturals and imitations in all the typically water you usually target. Expect to see a lot more naturals out with the warm temps (both air and water) that […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Fishing Reports|