The Salt River between Thayne and Alpine WY has been a lot of fun lately! There are plenty of bugs to fish on the surface or below- Stoneflies, Hoppers, Caddis, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, and Craneflies. I like to use the hopper/dropper technique on this river since there are Cutthroat, Browns, and a few Rainbows here that all are looking for foods in different forms. Streamers are a good way to go on cloudy days, especially since the Palisades Reservoir is down to 24%. All of the trout that live in the Reservoir have to go somewhere!


Daniel and Mitch Meaders enjoy a double from the Salt River.