Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Information: April

Fishing options in April

April 1st was traditionally the start of the fishing season in Jackson Hole on the Snake. In 2003 Wyoming Game and Fish changed the winter regulations to catch and release from November 1 – March 31. It still marks the true beginning of dry fly season around here.

April is when we see hatches of Baetis and possibly Skwala Stoneflies in warmer years. It truly is a great time to be on the Snake as the crowds are minimal and the fish are hungry! Typically the Snake fishes best between Moose and South Park, but the lower reaches are fun, especially with streamers. It’s not uncommon to find a large pod of Cutthroat feeding voraciously, which is well worth stopping and sight fishing to large trout. With lower river flows, shorter floats can take all day, so it is wise to plan accordingly.

Wade fishing in the Snake River in April