Snake River: Jackson, Wyoming
The weather in Jackson has been perfect recently and it has brought great fishing conditions back with it. The Snake is back in its Mid-Fall form and the fishing has been excellent. We are now down to our Winter Flows , the river is currently 273 cfs at Moran and 918 cfs at Moose. These flows can make for longer days on the water due to slow currents, plan to add on an hour or two to your float times. With low water we see the fish start to “pod” up and become a little bit more localized. This is great because when you find one feeding fish there are sure to be more close by. All methods have been fooling our Cutthroat, nymphing, dry flies and streamers have all been producing great fish. Look to nymph early when the water and air temperatures are still very cold. As the day heats up look to streamers and dry flies for the best success. Fish are looking up for Blue Wing Olives but aren’t too picky in the right situation, a small size #16 Purple Haze and EZ Caddis are being taken regularly. Be on the look out for rising fish, when you do see a rise there are likely to be quite a few fish in the area, target them with a small dry fly and you should find great success. As far as streamers go, they have been great when fishing in between “pods” of rising fish. Once you spot a rise put the streamer away and break out the dry.
South Fork of The Snake River: Idaho
The fishing on the South Fork of the Snake has been getting better with each passing day and with the Fall Brown Trout spawn not far away the fish are sure to become more active as we get deeper into the Fall. Cutty’s, Browns, and Rainbows are all looking up for Blue Wing Olives and Midges, the dry fly fishing is on fire. Look for the fishing on the South Fork to continue to improve over the next few weeks.