Yellowstone brown trout October

Yellowstone National Park Fishing Report 10.20.16

Yellowstone fly fishing

Gorgeous October brown trout from Yellowstone!

Our thoughts have turned to chasing brown trout in Yellowstone with all this snow we have had recently! We’ve received alot of moisture this month already and above 8000 feet it has been snow. Good news for early snowpack numbers and putting out any remaining fires in the area. It’s also great news for chasing Brown trout as they make their way to spawn in November. You can find aggressive Browns in the Upper Snake River, Lewis Lake system, or the Madison River system in Yellowstone National Park. The Madison receives a great run of Browns and Rainbows that follow them up from Hebgen Lake. These trout get a good amount of pressure from anglers out of West Yellowstone, but fly fishing to them is still productive and fun especially with streamers or soft hackles. The Firehole River also sees epic Baetis and Midge hatches in October and is rarely crowded this time of year… We tend to focus our attention on the Upper Snake and Lewis Rivers since they are closer to Jackson Hole, WY. The Browns in the Snake River run up from Jackson Lake and are healthy trout that don’t see much pressure. These fish are trying to find their way back to Lewis Lake where their ancestors originated, but are blocked by a series of waterfalls on the Lewis River. We love to throw JJ’s Specials, Black/Copper Zonkers, Dungeons, or even Stonefly nymphs with PT droppers to these Browns. Lewis Lake is also a great fishery for both Browns and Lake trout. The Lewis Channel, inlet/outlet and Brookie Bay are great places to find these bruisers. We use our driftboats to access all of these hot spots. Give us a call to book a Yellowstone guided fishing trip to any of these fisheries!

Cutthroat trout - Jackson Hole - September

Snake River Fly Fishing Report Jackson Hole, WY 10.3.16

I’m sitting here reminiscing about the amazing Fall weather we had here in Jackson Hole during September. Today it’s snowing above 8000 feet and chilly. No complaints, we need the moisture in a bad way!

September Grand Teton National Park

Is that where the pot of gold is?

The fishing report form the Snake this weekend was very good! Lots of Mayflies hatching and Cutthroat feeding on the surface. The rain missed the stretches south of Jackson, but pounded up in the Park. We are seeing the start of some mud in the Snake and it will likely continue through tomorrow after the rain we had today. The forecast looks good for the end of the week through the weekend and the Snake will have settled by then. We expect to see prolific hatches and lots of feeding trout!
Fly fishing Jackson Hole September

This Snake River Finespot ate a #12 Para Hare’s Ear

 

Fly fishing Jackson Hole September

Snake River Fly Fishing Report Jackson Hole, WY 10.1.16

Whoa, it’s been a little bit since our last fishing report on the Snake River! Our apologies, it’s been busy around here… The Snake River fished very well in September, as it typically does. Cooler overnight temperatures brought the aquatic bugs back to life, especially our Mayfly population. Hecuba Drakes, Mahogany Duns, PMD’s, Tricos(earlier in the month), and Blue-winged Olives were all on the menu for our Cutthroat trout. We have been fishing Para Adams #12-18, #12-16 Purple Hazes, #10-12 Para Hare’s Ears, #16-18  Yellow and Pink Film Critic PMD’s, #16-18 CDC Para Spinners. It’s still been warm enough to keep our terrestrial population busy in the afternoons. Honey Ants and Beetles have been effective in the riffles along with the flies listed above. The Bureau of Reclamation began their flow drop on the Snake River this past Wednesday September 28th and the river will settle at it’s winter flow of 281 cfs on Tuesday October 4th. This flow drop affects the braided sections of the Snake in GTNP the most as our Cutthroat move out of the side channels and reposition themselves in the deeper holes of the main flow. From South Park downstream sees little effects of this flow drop and fishes well. Our guided fly fishing trips on these stretches have been productive the past few days as the final Mutant Stones hatch for the season. This has brought back the big bug action on foam attractors. Berrett’s Stone in red, Purple Chubbies, or your favorite home tie. I enjoy spinning a few flies that the trout have not been looking at all season and watch them crush it! We will be running guided fly fishing trips on the Snake River into November and are running a full day special until the end of the season! Feel free to call us at 307-690-1139 to book yours today.

Tetons in September

Beautiful September weather!

 
Fly fishing Jackson Hole September

September fly fishing in Jackson Hole