It’s been awhile since my last fishing report for the Jackson Hole area, so it’s time to catch you up… The best fishing in the Jackson Hole valley is taking place on our backcountry creeks.  These fish see light pressure and eat dry flies readily.  Recent Golden Stonefly hatches are pulling up Cutthroat trout up to 18″ to eat these big bugs. Water Walkers, Chubby Chernobyls, and Circus Peanuts are great flies for this action.  We’ve also been fishing #10-12 Yellow PMX’s for the Yellow Sallies, and #12 Parachute Adams for Grey Drakes.  A Yellow Stimulator seems to always to do well for either Sallies or Caddis… The Snake River is flowing at 6400 cfs at Moose currently.  This is a little high for this time of year and has slowed the dry fly fishing some.  Nymphs are pulling up the best fish south of the town of Jackson- Rubberlegs, Cased Caddis, Prince, and Copper Johns. Some smaller trout are eating dry flies, especially in slower water and side channels. The Snake River in GTNP is fishing better on dry flies than down lower. Stonefly patterns are bringing up nice Cutthroat even in the faster main stem. Side channels are still the best way to go with some smaller PMD or Yellow Sally patterns…

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Vivian Hernandez holds a beauty from the lower Snake recently