August 7, 2018

August 7th, 2018

“Come on in the, water’s fine!” – This could be said about almost everywhere in the region. There are tons of great fishing options from all over the region. We’re seeing big fish hitting all sorts of flies from Yellowstone to Flat Creek, on the Snake, the South Fork and many tributaries. Below you’ll find a couple of pointers but we’re always happy to help point you in the right direction if you swing by the shop.

Snake River: The Snake has hit it’s stride and big fish are being caught regularly from Jackson Lake Dam all the way down to Palisades. The further South you go on the Snake the more likely to see bigger fish coming from subsurface action. Big and little dries are being crushed up in Grand Teton National Park, try something like a Gold Chernobyl or a Purple Haze. If you’re putting in further South, try a dry/dropper to cover more of the water column. A Peanut Water Walker with an emerger or CDC Pheasant Tail should work well. If you’re down in the Bridger-Teton National Forest think about some streamers too…Maybe a Galloup’s Flatliner, Beldar Bugger, or a Night Fire.

South Fork: Fishing over on the Idaho side has been really productive earlier in the day as we see average water temperature on the rise. Big dries, little dries, streamers and nymphs are all bringing in fish. It’s more about picking the right pattern for the right water. For streamers, we’ve done well using various Sparkle Minnows, Galloups Boogieman, Peanut Envy, or a Double Bunny. Keep an eye on the cloud cover and fish accordingly. The classic Pat’s Rubber Leg and a Duracell or a PMD nymph have been great choices for nymph rigs. Hoppers, Water Walkers and small pink PMDs have been the best bet for dries.

Green River: Early mornings are key for the Green River as flows remain low and water temps come up throughout the day. Get there at first light and fish it till the action subsides! Good Luck!

Flat Creek: Now that some of the craziness of the opener has subsided, it’s a good time for patient anglers to get out and find some fish. We’re seeing nice Cutties feeding during midday and afternoon hatches. The little dry is king out on Flat Creek with some 6x and a light touch. An observant angler would look for rising fish and well placed casts will hopefully be rewarded.

Shameless Gear Promoting: Did you know that we carry Yeti products? We’ve got tumblers, low balls, water bottles, and even cooler bags in stock. Swing by and check out some of our logo Colsters. When the fishing is too good to sip on your beverages, the Colster will keep them as cold as when you took your first sip.

Come say hi to the friendly shop staff and pick out a few flies before you head out on the water. We’ll show you what’s been working out there.