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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for October 27th, 2018

Snake River

As it has been most of October, the best fishing is being found on the lower reaches from Moose Bridge down to Sheep Gulch. BWOs are what you’ll see. Mahogany duns will be just as important some days.  October caddis will be seen from time to time as well.  Dry fly fishing has been solid but is squarely in the afternoon from about 2pm until 5pm in riffles, riffle pools, seams, bankside troughs, and along banks and structure with slow currents and shallow to moderate depths.  Prior to 2pm, getting into grabby fish is possible in riffle pools, […]

By |October 27th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for October 19th, 2018

Snake River

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 (although blue-wings dominate the scene no matter what […]

By |October 18th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for October 10th, 2018

Snake River

Winter flows from Jackson Lake dam are now stable and the fishing has had a noticeable uptick since a week and a half ago. Nonetheless, there is still a fair amount of variability regarding time-of-day action.  Some days it seems to be squarely during the morning/early hours from approximately 9:30am until 1:30pm (especially on the lower river from Astoria down to Sheep Gulch).  Other days, the action is around 11am until well after 3:30pm.  No matter when the sweet spot is, the most productive reaches have been on the lower sections from Wilson Bridge down to Sheep Gulch.

PMDs […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Fishing Reports|