Monthly Archives: %sDecember 2017

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for January 1st, 2018

Snake River

Variable weather over the past two weeks with some days in the mid-40s and a few chilly days here and there. However, there has been little by way of overnight lows below zero.  This means we have had almost no ice flow on the river.  The few times that it has happened it has melted off by 2pm generally.  All this adds up to open water just about everywhere.

Much of the fishing at the moment is nymphing with chironomid imitations doubled up with small-ish attractor nymphs (Princes, Lightening Bugs, Pheasant Tails, etc.). We have been targeting the slow […]

By |December 31st, 2017|Fishing Reports|

2018 Re-Cap

It has been a fun year at Snake River Angler.  We had lots of water to play with and good fishing just about everywhere once the runoff settled down.  Here are a few things that stood out on our water in 2017 –

Where did the mud go?

Going into April, most of us were sure that we were looking at something similar to 2011. That year, we the Snake did clear until the second week of August and the Green ran high clear through July.  The 2017 climate forecast had April, May, and June predicted to be colder and wetter […]

By |December 24th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for December 16th, 2017

Snake River

Strange that we are getting deeper in winter and the dry fly fishing on the Snake is better than it has been over the previous three weeks. Much of this is due to the warmer than average temperatures that we are experiencing. There are no blue-winged olives to speak of, but midges come out in force at around 12pm and build in intensity until around 3pm when things begin to wane.  Don’t expect to hit any riffle or seam or eddy and find fish on the surface.  Search for water with active top water feeding and then stay […]

By |December 15th, 2017|Fishing Reports|