July 2nd, 2017
July 3rd, 2017
Stillwater: Our area lakes are still fishing well, and can provide an exciting day on the water. The surface water is getting warmer and fish can be found near the surface eager to eat dry flies. Lewis and Yellowstone lakes are great options if you are willing to drive. Closer to home, Phelps and Jenny lake are both fishing with dries and small streamers.
Yellowstone: The action on the Firehole and Gibbon river is starting to slow down during the hottest part of the day. There can still be great fishing before the water heats up with PMDs and Caddis.
Snake River: Flows out of Jackson Lake Dam have dropped to 3000 CFS, and the water is clear all the way to Pacific Creek. As the tributaries continue to drop the water will clear further down river and we could have some good fishing sooner than we thought. The best place to focus your efforts is right below the dam for Lake Trout, and if you are floating try nymphing or throwing small streamers along the banks. Patterns: Caddis dries and nymphs
South Fork of the Snake River: The South Fork is still high and muddy, but we are hoping it will begin to fish well in the next week if flows stabilize. Flows were dropped to 18,000 CFS out of Palisades Reservoir yesterday, but the visibility is still poor. If the water stays at this level, look to catch fish in the soft water with bigger stonefly nymphs and worm patterns.
Green River: The Green has finally come back into its banks, and is producing some good fish. It has been crowded with lots of boats heading up there to find fish able water. Look for fish holding tight to the banks eating worms, nymphs and the occasional streamer.