Happy Easter! We’ve had phenomenal weather this weekend and really good fishing as well. The valley is free of snow past the Moose Junction and the Wildlife are on the move. Elk by the hundreds are making their way back in to Grand Teton National Park. It’s a great time to be here! The Snake River is rising with the recent snowmelt and has taken on a green color, but is still plenty fishable. Focus your efforts above the junction of the Hoback River for the best water clarity. The dry fly bite has been good in the braided section between Wilson and South Park. The Skwalas are out and the Cutthroat are eating some larger patterns #8-12. Below South Park bring a sinking line and streamers since the water here is deeper and in one main channel. Nymphing is in order as well, with double rigs just below the riffles. This section is seeing much less pressure and has been alot of fun! Above Wilson in Grand Teton National Park, there is some dry fly action in the riffles and slower moving side channels. These waters have been fished the least as the snowline recedes and opens up new options. Deadman’s Bar isn’t open yet, but should be soon. We will keep you informed!
Fish the Fly is excited to announce that it has received a CUA to operate fishing trips in Yellowstone National Park! This means that the scope of the trips we will offer in Yellowstone has just grown exponentially from what we were able to do previously through our relationship with Teton Troutfitters. Many thanks to Scott Hocking for this opportunity and we look forward to working with him more in the future. Fish the fly will focus on the southern half of Yellowstone as these fisheries are closest to Jackson Hole. Lewis Lake, Shoshone Lake, the Snake River, Yellowstone Lake, and numerous backcountry streams are all on the radar. We will be expanding our backcountry program to include overnight offerings to lakes and streams, so stay tuned for more information on these gems! For now check out our website for Yellowstone fishing trips. Snowpack levels are all above 100% of normal currently, so it will be a great year for our trout!
The dry fly fishing on the Upper Snake in Jackson Hole is on fire!! Daytime temperatures are in the 50’s and the bugs are hatching. Midges, BWO’s, Little Black/Brown Stoneflies, and a few Caddis are all on the menu for our Cutthroat. Dry fly action is best from Wilson Bridge-Sheep’s Gulch, but is improving upstream as well with warmer temperatures. Nymphing on the Moose-Wilson stretch with Skwala patterns has produced some great trout too. We are up and running for the season! Take advantage of our Spring Fly Fishing Special that is in place until runoff hits….