Fly fishing report -South Fork of the Snake River, ID 6.17.12

Happy Father’s Day! Fly fishing has remained consistent since our last report on the South Fork.  It’s even improved some with warmer temperatures.  Nymphing and throwing streamers is still the best way to get into good trout, but dry/dropper rigs have produced with some fish eating off the surface.  A few Salmonflies have been seen flying near Lorenzo, but the hatch has yet to get going full bore.  Water temperatures are reaching 52 degrees near Twin Bridges, so it won’t be long before the big bugs pop in earnest. Fishing has been best in the afternoons.  There are still BWO’s hatching and this has been a go-to bug in the riffles and their tail-outs.  Stonefly nymphs have produced, both larger Rubberlegs and medium sized Sallies.  There are lots of Mayfly nymphs active, just waiting to do their thing. The streamer bite has been better early and late with white being a great place to start and then switch to Olive or Black. Best Flies: #6-10 Rubberlegs, #12 Foxy Sally, #14-18 Copper Johns in Copper, Red, Green, Chartreuse, #6 White Dungeon, #6 Black Leech

Double rainbow!

Love to see two Rainbows in the net at the same time!

South Fork Canyon pig

Sue Haun shows off her South Fork Canyon hog Cuttie

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