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Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for January 19th, 2019

Snake River

Productivity on the Snake is squeezed squarely in a six hour time period from about 10:30am to 4:30 pm, with noon to about 3:30pm being the hotspot. Top water action is in slow current areas, primarily the inside turn of riffles and seam margins in side channels with minimal currents.  This is at best a two hour proposition.  Better action is coming below the surface in the same water but also on riffle current margins and tailouts.  Go with chironomid imitations and larger nymph attractors.  Don’t expect a ton of action, but there can be some consistency from […]

By |January 19th, 2019|Fishing Reports|

Snake River Angler Fly Fishing Report for January 3rd, 2019

Snake River

A bit of a cold spell to start off 2019. As such, most of the action is happening later in the day.  No reason to get started any earlier than 10am.  Noon is best some days.  The whitefish spawn has completely come to an end, which means that fishing long, slow riffle pools isn’t in the cards as much as it has been.  Instead, the best targets are slow current side channels with significant volume, eddies, and seams at the edge of current-less side channels. These are fishing best with chironomid larva/pupa imitations.  Larger, soft hackle bugs can […]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Fishing Reports|