Fishing Report

Get up-to-date fly fishing information on the river flows in the Jackson Hole area provided by the people who are out there in them all the time!

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|

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|

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

Snake River

PMD emergences are fairly consistent on just about every reach of the Snake. The big news, however, is  that we are starting to see our first Claassenia stoneflies of the season and grasshopper are coming on strong.  Carpenter ants are also present just about every day and on every reach.  All of this is a big reason when moderately sized attractor patterns continue to produce and are actually producing better than a week ago and drawing up larger cutthroats.  They are getting into fish in riffles, riffle pools, and seams, but are hitting it big when fished tight […]

By |August 19th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

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

Snake River

The Snake continues to fish well on just about every reach with the best action being from approximately 10am until 2:30pm. The morning hours prior to 10am are fishing better than the late afternoon hours when water temps are warming pretty fast and surface activity slows.  Take that with a grain of salt, however, because some afternoons are pretty solid.  The action after 4pm might not be good for the fish.

PMD emergences remain relatively strong in the morning and early afternoon hours. Caddis are still about in the morning until around 11am when they start to wane.  Terrestrials […]

By |August 9th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

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|