South Fork of the Snake River update

June 22nd, 2020

We have been treated to a fishable South Fork for the majority of the last two months.  We had a high outflow of 20,000 cfs on June 5th, but it came back down to 12,000 the next week.  It is currently at 13,000 and is a bit cloudy, but that is not dissuading the fish and their desire to eat!  The streamer fishing has been productive in the fishy water, grab a 7 weight, sinking line and some big baitfish imitations and go look for a bruiser.  The majority of action has been seen on subsurface nymphs.  Grab some nymphs with heavy tungsten beads and fish the runs and pools that are holding fish.  We are eagerly awaiting the first significant hatch to get the fish looking for dry flies.  The outlook looks positive for consistent flows and we can just picture the river covered with our early summer stonefly hatches.  Check your fly lines, your stonefly selection and come by the shop to refresh either.  It’s gonna be a fun summer on the South Fork.  Call us to set up a day with our guides to  try and hit ‘that day’ on the South Fork when the bugs pop.