June 16th, 2017

June 16th, 2017

Stillwater: While the Snake is still in run-off, many of the lakes in the area are still proving to be consistent fisheries. Fishing streamers at variable depths on Jenny, Jackson, and Lewis Lake continue to keep anglers smiling and coming back. Look to fish streamers all day long. Patterns: JJ Special (#6-#10), Jake’s CDC Squirrel Leech Black/Olive #6, Pops Bugger Olive/Black #6.  Keep an eye out for flying ants!

Yellowstone: We have been taking guided trips to Yellowstone Lake all week long, and our clients have reeled in some healthy, sizable, and rod-bending native Cutthroat trout. Water continues to look promising on the Firehole and Gibbon rivers. With temperatures on the rise in the coming week, dry fly fishing will hopefully soon come into play with mean browns and feisty rainbows lurking. Keep throwing soft hackle nymphs and small streamers when surface action slows. Patterns: Elk Hair Caddis #16, Assorted PMD’s, #16, Sparkle Soft Hackle #16.

Snake River (Jackson Hole): The snake has peaked! However, we expect that the flows will rise again with the warm weather forecasted for the coming week. Water conditions still remain high and muddy, with CFS levels topping 17,900 in the Canyon and 11,000 at Moose. The river continues to change daily and the excitement is building in anticipation that soon the Snake will start dropping indefinitely. While the Snake itself is still blown out, due to a recent cold spell, many of the watershed’s surrounding tributaries have dropped and cleared significantly, and have produced fishable water.

South Fork of the Snake River: Keep your life jackets close by because flows continue to rise on the South Fork. Flows have increased to 24,500 CFS, while the Palisades Reservoir is now 84% full. Anxious anglers must continue to be patient, as once the South Fork drops, the fishing will be phenomenal all season long.