Honestly there hasn’t been much fly fishing opportunity here in Jackson Hole the past few weeks due to bitterly cold temperatures. This week and the rest of the month should prove to be better as temperatures warm up on average and gets our trout more active. We will begin to see our Winter Stoneflies hatch if we see warm, sunny days with high temperatures around freezing and above. This week calls for stormy weather but daytime highs in the upper 30’s everyday. Midge hatches will be prolific, especially the smaller Gray Midges #20-22. Nymphing will be good in the afternoons with Zebra Midges, WD-40’s, and Muskrat Midges. It’s time to get back out there! Our snowpack is piling up! Currently we are at 111% of normal moisture content with more on it’s way. The long term forecast for February shows more snow all the way through the end of the month. This is great news as the BuRec drained the Palisades last year and Jackson Lake was brought down to 17% and left us in need of water for this year… These artificially high flows on the Snake were great for our Cutthroat as they fed well and will be in great shape for this season. All signs are pointing towards good things and we are pumped!!
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