The fly fishing in Jackson Hole on the Snake River has only gotten better since our last fishing report! Water temperatures are increasing with our warm weather and this makes both our bugs and Cutthroat trout happy. We are seeing Midge hatches begin around 10am on our warmer mornings, but can start as late as noon on cooler days.  These are larger Midges and fly patterns in sizes #16-20 have been the most effective along with Early Black Stonefly patterns in #14.  Our Cutthroat will eat these flies into the late afternoon hours.  As water temps rise closer to 42 degrees, more of BWO’s (Baetis) become active and the trout will look for them.  Overcast, snowy/rainy days are the best for Baetis hatches and the trout will prefer these Mayflies over Midges on those days. Skwala stonefly nymphs have been very active and there are a few hatching already.  Some of our trout are starting to eat foam on the Snake River, but this bite will get better as we move into April.  Currently nymph rigs with a Stonefly imitation as the point fly and trailed by a Midge/Baetis/Brown Stone.  The Brown Stonefly hatch is a bug that gets overlooked this time of year or confused as Skwalas. They are a #12-14 are far more prolific than the Skwalas. The Streamer bite has really taken off with water temperatures consistently at or near 42 degrees. It is best in the afternoons in the same water types listed below, but also along bank structure that is best fished from a driftboat. Our Cutthroat are still holding in deeper Winter lies, but are starting to take advantage of shallower riffles and bank water as long as it is moving at a slower pace.  Look just below riffles where the current slows or any nervous water. Recirculating eddies are productive, especially where the recirculating current meets the main current. Typically they are podded up, so it is worth stopping if you find some feeding.  Slow side channels with access to deeper holes are a great place to fish dry flies currently. We are booking trips daily and are excited about what April has to offer with prolific bug hatches! Call us at 307-690-1139 to book your fishing trip today. Best Flies: #20 Zelon Midge, #18-20 Tridge, #18-20 Micro Wulff Cripple, #14 Early Black Stone, #10 Purple Bruce, #10 Rubberlegs, #12-14 Guides Choice Hares Ear, #18 Red Zebra Midge, #18 Micro Mayfly, #4 Olive Dungeons, #6 JJ’s Special, #6 Black Bugger

March Fly fishing Jackson Hole

Streamer Eater!

Jackson Hole Fishing Report