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. Just a smattering, but it bodes well for the coming weeks. 10am to 4pm has been the prime time on warmer days. Nymphs are working well in the same water as dries. Riffle and seam margins are also good targets.
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 experiencing a wider window for top water action – roughly 11am until 4pm. As usual, midges dominate. No sign of the tiny Capnia stoneflies yet, but they should be coming soon. Nymph rigs are working very well