Catching fish during runoff?!?!?!?

The Snake river has fully blown out! We have been anticipating this the past few weeks and it finally turned from green to brown. Current flows in the canyon are around 8200 CFS. Clients were still able to pick up a few fish two days ago below South Park bridge. The weather forecast is calling for warm weather into the middle of next week which will help bring more moisture out of the mountains and into the river. The Snake River basin is reporting 65% of average snow water equivalent as of May 11th. If the weather stays warm we should be fishing the Snake in late June/early July!

Reports from the Green River above Warren Bridge have been good. The river is flowing at 619 CFS which is both a good level to float and wade fish. Nymphing and streamer fishing will be good in the campground sections. With cold water temperatures fish should be in slower water. The Upper Green River basin is reporting 38% of average snow water equivalent. I would imagine the Green will be our first option for good fishing this spring and could fish well the next few weeks.

I am off to explore the South Fork today. I will report on it after the weekend. For now I will leave you with a very respectable picture of a Catostomus Platyrhynchus (mountain sucker) which a client caught with me two days ago fly fishing around Swinging Bridge. Call the shop and book a trip if you would like to have a once in a lifetime opportunity to catch such a trophy!

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