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

Snake River

Dry fly fishing on the Snake has been excellent on the lower reaches from Moose Bridge down to Sheep Gulch with tour rising to blue-winged olives, PMDs, and mahogany dun imitations during the afternoon hours. Riffles, seams, eddies and submerged structure are the prime targets.  Actions starts around noon and intensifies until 5pm or 6pm.  Takes have been fairly slow, so slow down on your hook set.  Tandem rigs – dun trailed by an emerger –  are working best, but you will notice that there will be noticeably more action on dun patterns as the day progresses.  That […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

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

Snake River

The Snake is in prime October form with both stream levels and bugs on the water, which include PMDs, mahogany duns, blue-winged olives and caddis.  Most of the surface action is starting around noon and lasts into the early evening hours.  Prior to this grabby fish can be had on dry-dropper rigs.Most days are producing good to great action, but there will be slower days here-and-there as well.

The middle sections from Moose down to South Park Bridge are producing best, with the lower reaches in the Canyon from South Park down to Sheep Gulch a close second. Riffles, […]

By |October 19th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for October 11th, 2017

Snake River

Releases from Jackson Lake Dam are at 900cfs. There is much more concentration of trout in prime holding water types than there was a week and a half ago.  Riffles, seams, side channels, banks, and bankside troughs are the key targets, especially on the lower river from Wilson Bridge down to Sheep Gulch.  Banks with moderate currents can offer trout holding up to three feet from submerged structure.  Mahogany duns, PMDs, October caddis, and blue-winged olives are the primary bugs on the water at the moment, with mahoganies and blue-wings being most prevalent on cloudy and wet days.

Action […]

By |October 10th, 2017|Fishing Reports, Uncategorized|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for October 2nd, 2017

Snake River

Fishing continues to be solid on the Snake as it typically is this time of year with continuing hatches of Hecubas, mahogany duns, October caddis, infrequen PMDs, and blue-winged olives.  It is a true smorgasbord on most days, but expect mahogany duns and blue-wings to dominate the scene on colder and wetter days.

Hatches and surface action are best from about 10am until 4pm, with the afternoon hours from 11:30am to 3pm being the sweet spot. Target riffles, flats, the tail of seams, bankside troughs, and (especially) side channels.  Refusals are becoming a bit more common, so be […]

By |October 1st, 2017|Fishing Reports|