It has been an incredibly snowy Winter in Jackson Hole! There was some good fly fishing on both the Upper Snake River and the South Fork this past November after our last fishing report. Warm weather persisted through Thanksgiving and provided for some of the best late season fly fishing that I can remember. Plenty of trout were up on the surface eating BWO’s and Midges and the occasional October Caddis. The streamer bite was really on and brought the best trout to hand all day long.As soon as December arrived, the snow started flying and it has just kept coming! In between storms we have had cold temperatures that have preserved our snowpack and we currently sit at 128% of normal for water content. This is a great sign for our trout and the fly fishing for the upcoming Summer! We are currently booking guided fly fishing trips for the 2017 Spring and Summer Season. Please call us at 307-690-1139 to get out on the river!
Hope the New Year is treating you well! We did receive some snow at the beginning of the month, which came wet and heavy so it stuck around and improved our skiing tremendously. It also upped our water content in the snowpack. The warmer temperatures made for good nymphing on the South Fork and I heard tales of trout rising to Midges lower in the system…. More snow expected next week, bring it on!
Happy July 4th! The Upper Snake River in Jackson Hole is still cranking, but the good news is that it appears to have peaked at 26,000 cfs above Alpine and will begin to recede. We expect to begin running trips on the Snake by August 1st. Flows will be high, but the fish will be hungry! The South Fork of the Snake in Idaho has produced a few fish, especially on the upper stretch in Swan Valley. The riffle at Palisades Creek and side channels below Irwin are holding fish. Lightening Bugs, San Juan Worms, and Stonefly nymphs are the best bugs at the moment. Both Jackson Lake and Palisades Reservoir are full and the BuRec plans to release water to make room for the last bit of runoff. The good news is that clarity on both of these rivers below their respective dams should be good and fishing should improve.