The spring runoff has finally peaked and we are waiting for the water
clarity to improve on the fisheries around the area. Don’t let the off color
dissuade you from fishing as reports from our guides are extremely positive.
Water clarity is starting to become fishing favorable from below Jackson Lake dam to
Pacific Creek. From Pacific creek down the clarity is less than a foot. Getting down
and dirty with nymphs and streamers is the name of the game these days. We
recommend the following nymph patterns: Pats Rubber Legs #8 – #10, BH Hares Ear
Nymphs #10, Lightening Bugs #10 – #18, Copper Johns #12 – #18 in red, Rainbow
Warriors #14 – #18, San Juan Worms. Water clarity in the canyon is picking up daily
and there have been good reports of a small stonefly hatch (use stimulators #4 –
#10) and a productive Caddis hatch. We will keep you posted on the progression of
the stoneflies as they travel up river.
The South Fork of the Snake:
The annual “flush” on the South Fork is over and it appears the river level (13,000
cfs) has stabilized to it’s normal summer (irrigation demand) flow. Nymphing and
streamers is still the name of the game, however, with water levels becoming
constant and water temperatures starting to slightly increase the dry fly fishing
should be right around the corner. We recommend the following nymph and streamer
patterns: Pats Rubber Legs #4 – #8, San Juan Worms, Bacon and Eggs, Nuclear Eggs,
Veiled Eggs, Lightening Bugs #10 – #12, Copper Johns #10 – #12 in red, Quad Bunnies,
Bow River Buggers, Sex Dungeons, Silvey Sculpins, Murphy’s Bling Minnows, Arum’s
Lil’ Kims, Double Bunnies.
Flows have really come into shape on the green this past week, and the
gauge at Warren bridge is at 1330 cfs. With water clarity approaching the
4′ mark, fishing has TURNED ON! As with other rivers Nymphing and using big ugly
streamers is the name of the game. We recommend the tried and true Pats Rubber Legs
#4 – #10 with a San Juan dropper. Keep your eyes open for salmon flies fluttering
Contact us to get out and enjoy the fishing today!