September Is Coming
Snake River Flows from Jackson Lake Dam are at just under 3,000cfs. Cool weather and lower releases are allowing for better fishing than we have had since the first week of July. Claassenia stoneflies continue to emerge. PMDs are around on all reaches at some point during each day. Carpenter Ants dominate the terrestrial scene (although grasshoppers are certainly around). And Hecubas will be present and in good numbers when wetter weather and cloud cover is in the cards.
Hecuba Keeps Late Season Surface Action in the Cards
Late summer can coincide with waning dry fly fishing on many rivers in the Rocky Mountain West. For other trout streams, however, it’s just kicking into gear. Much of this is due to emergences of important aquatic insects like Claassenia (typically referred to as the mutant stonefly) and mahogany duns. These heralded hatches keep “in-the-know” dry fly junkies happy well into autumn. Another bug can produce the same excitement when they appear around the same time. Timpanoga
Better Weather. Better Water Temps. Better Fishing
Snake River Cooler air temps and reduced flows from Jackson Lake have improved fishing on the Snake, especially on the upper reaches from the Dam down to South Park. Claassenia stoneflies continue to emerge throughout the drainage and Hecubas will be out on days with cloud cover and precipitation. PMDs can also be present most days, especially from 11am and into the afternoon. Terrestrials – particularly grasshoppers and a smattering of carpenter ants – are also in the mix
Flows Coming Down Ever So Slightly
Snake River Flows from Jackson Lake Dam stand are dropping ever so slightly this week. Still higher than normal but fishing is getting into shape with each passing day, especially with the recent round of wet weather we have had. Claassenia stones continue to emerge during the overnight hours, making large dry attractors a good way to go in both heavy and slower currents. Caddis are around in the morning and PMDs are making an appearance most days after 12pm. The big news is