I had the opportunity to sneak out of the shop and fish the Snake River this morning with one of the Westbank Anglers Guides and I was not disappointed. The morning started off a little chilly with temps in the mid 40’s. The fishing was solid but not red hot, we were seeing good action on dry flies and some streamer action as well. Stopping to really work the riffles produced the most fish, small mayfly patterns were the ticket. The tail-outs of riffles and deep drop-offs seemed to be where the fish were concentrated. At around 11am the temperature really started to heat up and we began to see a lot more bugs on the water. As the temperature warmed the fishing just got better and better, the dry fly action was hot and fish were chasing streamers all the way to the boat. Size 14 PMD imitations, Parachute Adams and Adams Wulfs were the go-to flies of the day. The Jackson Hole One-Fly Tournament is this Saturday and Sunday and with all of the anglers arriving in town for the weekend anticipation is high. The timing of the event couldn’t be better with prime fishing conditions and great weather in the forecast. We are looking forward to seeing the fly selection of the competitors and this year’s results.
Westbank Shop Staff