Winter Fishing Underway on the Snake and South Fork
Snake River A cooler than average November has reduced surface action to a tight window around 11am until 2pm, although some days it can be a very active part of the day. Riffle pools and current margins are producing best. Ledge rock pools are producing later in the day from around 2pm to 4pm. Midge imitations are almost the only game in town in the surface. Midge and mayfly larva/pupa are producing throughout most of the day with the sweet spot being from around 11am unt
Winter Comes Early
Snake River Good surface action is occurring on cloudy days with precipitation as trout feed on intermittent to heavy midge emergences. Eddies and riffles are the primary targets for this action. It is occurring from approximately 10am and continuing until 4pm, with 1pm to 4pm being the most active time of the day. Go with emergent patterns primarily. Nymphs are working best when fished as part of a dry-dropper rig in riffles, eddies, seams, and ledge rock pools. Midge patt
Will November Be Better Than October?
Snake River Dry fly fishing has been good (think BWOs and midges, along opportunities with moderately sized streamers) depending on what waters you target and the time of day. Side channels and seams feeding into eddies are producing relatively early with opportunities from around 10:30am until deep in the afternoon. Ledge rock pools on the lower river, and banks and structure with slow to moderate currents become active around 2pm and can last until dusk. Riffle and conflu