Sorry it has been so long since we have written a fly fishing report on the Salt River in Star Valley, WY. The Salt River is fishing very well right now, flowing at a nice pace of 62 cfs at Crow Creek and 605 cfs in Etna, Wyoming before it enters the Palisades Reservoir.
The Cutthroat Trout are rising for an Orange Crush or a Circus Peanut. The trout will also take a size 10 Copper John hanging off the bottom of some foam! The Salt River is also known for having a Salmon Fly Hatch, one of the few rivers around Jackson that plays host to one of the greatest hatches in fly fishing!
The Salt River between Afton and Alpine Wyoming boasts roughly a 1000 fish per mile, which is impressive for a river this size. The Salt River is also a great place to hunt for a trophy Brown Trout making its way up from the Palisades Reservoir. The Salt River runs through Star Valley and offers unique pastoral scenery, which makes the Salt River a great Jackson Hole fly fishing destination! The main attraction for the Salt River is the prized Fine Spotted Cutthroat Trout, who span from 8-16 inches! While floating the Salt River do not be surprised if you do not see another boat the whole day! Our guides have been to the Salt River this past week, and they said it has been off the charts!