South Fork of the Snake River fishing report 5.28.12

For some reason Memorial Day means foul weather around here and it was definitely true this year.  The western side of the Tetons received up to 2 ft. of snow this weekend! Despite the weather forecast,we decided to head over to Swan Valley and float the Upper South Fork.  Surprisingly it was pretty nice when we put  in at Palisades Dam.  Nymphing was good with Egg patterns and Mysis Shrimp for about two miles below the Dam.  Then we switched to Skwala Stonelfy nymphs and continued to do well until the rains came. And boy did they come! Below Irwin we stopped at a few riffles and found some fish rising to Caddis.  We swung soft hackle and got in to a few nice Browns and Cutthroat.  After that we threw streamers until we were soaked to the bone and picked up a couple more decent Browns.  All in all a good day despite the weather! Best Flies: #14-16 Mysis Shrimp, #12 Foxy Sally, #14-16 Peacock Soft Hackles, #6 Black Leech, #4 Olive Dungeon

Who doesn't like Shrimp? Adrian Holley and a nice Brown trout.

Marc Stoll with fish on!

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