The Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is fishing great right now! The past few evenings and mornings have been very cool which has helped to reset the Snake River, and has woken up all the Fine Spotted Snake River Cutthroat Trout! Cooler weather makes the fish more active in the morning, and they will continue to eat throughout the day due to the fact the water temperature has dropped. The Snake is a nice 64 degrees Fahrenheit with a flow of 3320 cfs at Moose, Wyoming and is flowing at 3890 cfs in the canyon stretch above Alpine, Wyoming. This is a bit of a reprieve from water temperatures that were reaching close to 70 degrees last week!
Even with this cooler weather the grass hoppers are still flying around the banks, so try throwing on some red and yellow hopper patterns. The Cutthroats are eating Circus Peanuts (size 10) and chocolate Circus Peanuts (sizes 8-10), Berrett’s Mutant Stone in tan or red size #8-10, and your favorite hopper attractor. Claassenia stonefies can still be seen in all water types, but are most effective on banks and seams. PMD cripples have been productive for pickier riffle trout and a #16 red Copper John has been a very consistent dropper off of larger attractor patterns through all water types.
The Snake River is one of Jackson Hole’s pristine fisheries and is in full force with this cold front we have seen here in the last couple of days. The Snake is a great place to spend a full day float trip with one of our guides, and they have all the resources to make sure everyone is catching fish!