May 19, 2020

Snake River

With the Snake in runoff, the tailwater reach from Jackson Lake Dam down to Pacific Creek is the obvious choice, and it just opened to fishing this past Monday.  Flows are at a little over 3,000cfs and visibility is at three to four feet.  Cold water temps,...

May 15, 2020

An Evinrude-powered jet sled slowly prowls a bankside eddy on the South Fork of the Snake River.  The olive-jacketed passengers sport caps emblazoned with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game shield.   Two of them man long handled nets to capture belly-up fish floatin...

May 10, 2020

South Fork 

Flows from Palisades Reservoir stand at approximately 15,300cfs.  Still around three feet of visibility on the upper reach and around two feet on the lower reaches.  Water temps are cool so surface action is not in the cards most days.  Nymphs and streamers,...

April 30, 2020

Snake River

Warm spring temps have put most of the Snake into runoff, or at least on the cusp of it.  The tailwater reach below Jackson Lake dam obviously has the most visibility.  However, with GTNP closed, it is inaccessible.  The reaches from Pacific Creek down to th...

April 19, 2020

Snake River

Flows from Jackson Lake Dam stand at approximately 850cfs. With water temperatures knocking on the door of 50 degrees, we are now starting to see our first skwalas of the year on the mid-reaches of the Snake from the GTNP boundary south to Snake River Canyon...

April 7, 2020

Snake River 

It is definitely April on the Snake.  Expect god action on dry flies and streamers and even better on nymph rigs fished in semi-shallow (call it five to seven feet from line/indicator to trailing fly).  Time frame for action on streamers and surface flies i...

March 25, 2020

Snake River

At least four boat ramps now open on the Snake.  Dry fly fishing is getting better with the warmer temps we are experiencing.  Much of this is still fairly selective feeding in slow current areas on midges and capnia imitations.  However, there is more actio...

March 12, 2020

Snake River

Pretty warm temps so far this March, which is making for fairly comfortable fishing on the Wyoming side of the border. Surface action has been good in specific slow water pieces on midge and Capnia imitations from around 9am until a little after 4pm.  The ke...

February 24, 2020

Snake River

Still a decent amount of surface activity is holding water with slow currents – primarily backwater channels, eddies and the tail of riffle pools.  Mostly midges, but in the past couple of days we have started to see a smattering of Capnia winter stones.  Ju...

February 10, 2020

Snake River

More surface action over the past couple of weeks, although it is occurring in specific water types – specifically backwater channels with limited currents as well as slow water at the tail of riffles with moderate depths.  The upside is that we have been ex...

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