Monthly Archives: %sSeptember 2018

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for September 30th, 2018

Snake River

Flows from Jackson Lake Dam are down to 741cfs and the Snake is beginning to get in shape for late autumn fishing. Most of the action is now shifting downstream, with the more consistent production occurring from Wilson Bridge down to Sheep Gulch. Claassenia stoneflies and grasshoppers are starting to wane noticeably.  However, PMDs are still about and we are starting to see the most mahogany duns so far this season.  October caddis are also starting to appear in bits and pieces.  And don’t be surprised to see a few Hecubas as well.

The best top-water action is occurring […]

By |September 30th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for September 23rd, 2018

Snake River

A bit of a feeling of staleness a week ago for the Snake, but since then cooler temperatures, with highs topping out in the upper 60s – have moved in. This has set the Snake on the right track for some good fishing to close out the month.  Nonetheless, nothing is easy this year and you will still have to work for your fish.  It’s not the typical September.  Being focused will help a lot.

The best action has been on the lower reaches from Wilson Bridge down to Sheep Gulch. There a still a smattering of Claassenia stoneflies […]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for September 17th, 2018

Snake River

September is generally recognized as one of the best months to fish the Snake and this year is no disappointment. However, there are slower days from time to time on the upper reaches from Jackson Lake Dam down to Wilson Bridge.  More consistent fishing is being found from Wilson down to Sheep Gulch, which is par for course this time of year.

Claassenia stoneflies are still emergering, as are Hecubas and PMDs. You will also find a fair amount of grasshopper continuing to make racket along the banks.  Surface patterns are working throughout the day along banks and structure.  […]

By |September 16th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for September 3rd, 2018

Snake River

The Snake is fishing well on every reach, but there is some inconsistency from day to day. One bigger change that has happened compared to the past month or so is that the action is occurring a little later in the day.  There is OK fishing in the morning with better action happening from around 10:30 am and continuing until about 5pm, after which action slows a bit.

PMDs dominate the scene. Claassenia stones are emerging everywhere.  Grasshoppers are also prevalent in the afternoon.  To top all of this off, our first Hecubas and mahogany duns of the season […]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Fishing Reports|