Dumping snow- who cares! What does an orthopedist do when on vacation in Jackson Hole and knows the risks of skiing all to well? Yeah, he goes fishing. In February. In the snow.
How was the fishing? It was good with nymphs, catching both Trout and Whitefish. A double nymph rig with a Parkins PR Muskrat along with an egg under an indicator was the most effective, especially in the slower runs with about 4′ of depth. Due to time constraints, the guide had to push down river right as they came to a run loaded with rising trout.
This is a great ime to get out on the river, with little to no crowds and weather dependant, the dry fly fishing can be spectacular. The nymphing almost always produces good results. Bad snow, stiff bones or just need a day off from the slopes – there are fishing opportunities to be had in the area.
The Lodge of Palisades Creek is currently running a special of $395 per day for full day, 1 or 2 anglers, on the South Fork of the Snake. Give Westbank Anglers a call to help you arrange your trip.