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

Snake River

The Snake has turned on in a big way over the past two weeks with crystal clear water and descending water levels. Numbers to the boat can still be big most days, but we are now seeing many more 12” to 18” fish eating on and below the surface and 19-plus inch fish are beginning to show themselves.

The upper reaches in the Park and the mid-reaches from Moose down to South Park are offering surface action in a wide variety of water including riffles, bankside troughs, banks, structure, and side channel riffles. Seams and eddies have some action […]

By |July 31st, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Fly Fishing Report for July 21st, 2018

Snake River

With runoff over and visibility greatly increased, the Snake is starting to get really good below Pacific Creek. The upper reaches in Grand Teton National Park and mid-reaches from Moose down to South Park.  There is surface action primarily at the head of riffles, along banks with slower currents, and in seam current margins and side channels.  Most of this activity is coming on larger attractor patterns.  However, there are still a fair amount of yellow sallies, caddis, and PMDs around, so smaller, more imitative patterns will work in certain places and at certain times.

Nymphs are producing on […]

By |July 20th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for July 11th, 2018

Snake River

The Snake is clearing fast and, while the tailwater reach below the dam is still offering the best fishing, the rest of the river is starting to produce with nymphs and noticeably better on dry flies.

Flows from the dam are at 2,600cfs and there are a ton of PMDs, caddis, and a fair number of yellow sallies and smaller golden stones. Dry fly action rules the day on the entire reach with the best production coming in eddies, seams, shallow riffles, and along banks (although eats can definitely occur several feet off of banks).  Nymphs are also working […]

By |July 10th, 2018|Fishing Reports|