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

Snake River

Flows from Jackson Lake Dam are at approximately 7,000cfs. We are still feeling the effects of lake turnover on the tailwater reach but it has cleared noticeably over the past few days and is much, much clearer than the rest of the Snake.  Nymphing is producing best on the upper reach above Cattleman’s.  Streamers are the way to go immediately below the Dam and from Cattleman’s down to the confluence with Pacific Creek.  Nymphing has been best in eddies and in riffles and side channel confluences.  Seven to nine feet of leader from line trailing fly has been […]

By |May 31st, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for May 20th, 2018

Snake River

Same story as earlier this month of the Snake. With the River is full runoff, the tailwater reach from Jackson Lake Dam down to Pacific Creek is the place to be.  Flows are at 5,000cfs and the water remains substantially clearer than just about every other option in the area.  Still not a lot of surface activity, but the action on nymphs and streamers is good and getting better as water temperatures continue to warm into the mid-40s.

Eddies and riffle are providing the most production on nymph rigs. Most takes are occurring at the head of primary current […]

By |May 19th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for May 9th, 2018

Snake River

The Snake is in runoff but there is crystal clear water on the tailwater reach from Jackson Lake Dam to Pacific Creek, and this is the place to be. Water temps are still cool up there – topping out at 41 degrees most days – but this is more than enough to offer decent action most days.

Midges are on the surface and you will observe some surface feeding activity by trout on the upper half of this reach above Cattleman’s. It is sporadic at best.  Going subsurface with nymph rigs will produce more action.  Double nymph rigs are […]

By |May 9th, 2018|Fishing Reports|