Snake River Warmer temps the past two week has kicked off spring in a good way for the Snake. Still a lot of midges around but a lot more Capnias and more consistent emergences of blue-winged olives in the afternoon regardless of cloud cover and precipitation. Dry fly fishing has been best from about 11am until around 4pm. The most consistency is still found in slower margin of seams and in eddies and back channels with some degree of inflow from upstream. However, there i
Snake River The March warm up is officially underway. Temperatures over the past week have been in the mid-40s just about every day. This is making for some very comfortable fishing. The main bugs on the water have been midges and Capnia stoneflies, both of which you will find on the surface during the afternoon hours. Midges, in fact, are everywhere and can carpet the water and the banks in many places. Fishing has been most productive in riffle pools and riffle margins,
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Snake River Variable air temperatures again over the past month but when it has been warm (35 degrees-plus, particularly the first half of the month) fishing has been decent on the surface and better than decent below the surface on nymphs and streamers. Midges continue to dominate the scene with afternoon top water feeding occurring along riffle margins, riffle tailouts, the tail of seams, and in eddies. These are good place to fish both midge adults/emergers, and larva or