Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report 6.11.16

Whew, it been awhile since I posted my last fishing report! Sorry for the delay, but expect more frequent fishing reports on the Jackson Hole area to come. We are experiencing runoff conditions on the Snake River currently. Flows are at 8370 cfs at Moose and 14,500 in the Canyon above Alpine. If that sounds like alot of water to you, it is! We’ve had daytime highs into the lower 80’s this past week, which sent what’s left of our snowpack crashing down the mountains to the Snake River. There isn’t that much snow left in the Tetons at this point, all above 10,000 feet. More warm weather is forecasted, so we should be on the Snake a little earlier than normal this year! Jackson Lake is at 96% of capacity and Palisades Reservoir is at 86% currently. We should have enough water in the Upper Snake River system to provide consistent flows of 2500 cfs out of Jackson Lake Dam this Summer. This gives good water temperatures and bug hatches, which in turn equates to great fly fishing! The Snake River was good to us prior to runoff, from March through the beginning of May. Great Midge, BWO, Skwala, and  Caddis hatches kept our Snake River Fine-Spotted Cutthroat trout looking up and feeding happily!

Spring fishing Jackson Hole

Gorgeous dry fly eating Cutthroat!

 

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