During these uncertain times, it is important to not only take care of our physical health, but our mental health as well. Fly fishing can be a great way to get outside and spend time on the water, while also following social distancing guidelines. The Snake River is fishing very well, as it often does in early April. Warmer temperatures have bug life coming alive, and we’ve been seeing a variety of hatches that the fish have been keying in on. Mayflies, blue wing olives, grey drakes, small black stoneflies, and the occasional skwala nymph are out. Weather is a big factor this time of year. On warm days look for dries to hatch in the afternoon. Warmer weather can also bump river flows, so keep an eye on the gauges.
Keep in mind, certain sections of river are closed due to COVID-19. Access to the river in Grand Teton National Park is not permitted. The other sections of river that remain open are seeing increased traffic, and we want to remind people to try and space out as to not overwhelm the river with too much pressure and protect our wonderful resource.