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

Snake River

The Snake is hitting prime time now with solid emergences of PMDs and Claassenia stones, as well as caddis in the morning and grasshoppers in the afternoon.  Carpenter ants are also around in bits and pieces.  Being on the surface with single or tandem dry rigs is all you need to do most days on just about every reach of the river.  And big fish are being caught, but some days you will really have to work for them.

Riffles and the inside turn on deep riffles and seams are fishing strong at the moment with a variety of […]

By |August 26th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for August 18th, 2017

Snake River

The Snake is in great form for dry fly action and we are finding larger fish on just about every section and reach. Claassenia and PMDs are on the water.  Wetter days will produce thick emergening in the afternoon of the latter.  There is also a smattering of BWOs and our first mahogany duns of the season of these wet days as well.  You may see caddis in the dawn to late morning hours, particularly on the lower reaches from Astoria down to Sheep Gulch.  Grasshoppers and carpenter ants are also present from mid-morning until late afternoon on […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for August 10th, 2017

Snake River

Flows are at average for this time of the year on the upper reaches and is only around 10-12% above average on the lower reaches. What is more, the Snake is pretty much crystal clear.  Don’t expect a lot of hatches.  PMDs are the primary aquatic insect and caddis are about in the morning.  You will find a plethora of crane flies on certain sections of the river.  Grasshoppers seem to be everywhere and we are starting to see our first Claassenia stones on the water. No what you see, stay on the surface if you want.  Dry […]

By |August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

Snake River

It is a rare, if not historic, occasion when the Snake River is fishing on the surface before our fabled South Fork. This year, that is indeed what is happening.  The Snake is for the most part crystal clear and continues to drop by the day.  And the top water action keeps getting better.

Currently the reaches offering the best fishing are from Jackson Lake Dam down to Deadman’s Bar, Wilson to South Park, and from Astoria down to Sheep Gulch. The largest fish are being caught on the surface from the Dam down to Deadman’s Bar and from […]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|