Jackson Hole fly fishing report 10.3.12 – Snake River

The Snake River here in Jackson Hole continues to fish well, especially on the surface.  Fall hatches of Mahogany Duns, Blue Wing Olives, and October Caddis have kept the Cutthroat looking up, but they definitely are not push-overs. The river has been dropped to winter flows of 300 cfs out of Jackson Lake Dam.  This has the trout podded up in the deeper runs and feeding in preparation for winter. I have lengthened my leaders to 10 feet and am using 5X to fool these pickier trout. The streamer bite is on! Bank-side structure is holding some large Cutties and can be enticed if the fly is placed within inches.  Dry-dropper combinations have also been great with nymphs running close to this structure. These are some really beautiful fish! Best Flies: #12-16 Mahogany Duns, #18 BWO Film Critic, #10-12 Orange Stimulator, #16-18 Lightening Bugs, #14-16 Zug Bugs, #6 Black Leech, #6 Tan Silvey Sculpin

Guide Taylor Upton displays a beautiful Cutthroat caught by Randy McKinney

Gorgeous!

Nothing like floating under the fall colors!

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