Don’t let this little respite of cool weather and rain dissuade you from going fishing! Many of the local rivers are fishing extremely well.
The Snake River:
The Snake is fishing very well from Moose to Wilson and from Hoback through the canyon. Top water dry fly action has been productive with chernobyls in any color (size6-12) and a variety of mayfly imitations (parachute adams, purple para wolfs). Ants and beattles have been productive during the later parts of the afternoons. If the water looks like it should be holding fish it most likely is! If you happen to be on the water during one of the rain storms that have been blowing through as of late get down and dirty with some nymph fishing. Drop a rubber legs in brown/coffee (size 6-10) and trail a rainbow warrior, flash back pheasant tail, or a lightning bug.
The recent cooler weather and rain have turned the Rio Verde back on! Our guides have been getting great results with chernobyls in gold and orange (size 6-12). The streamer bite has slowed considerably throughout the day, however, try very early in the morning and right at dusk. Big, dark colors, and ugly streamers are working the best!
The South Fork of the Snake:
The Salmon flies have finally reached section 1 and the bite is ON! The boat hatch will be heavy as the we reach the tail end of the Salmon fly madness. PMD fishing has been extremely productive through the riffles and side channels. Below section 1 the fishing has slowed a tad due to the fish being STUFFED from the big bugs. On the plus side the flows out of Palisades have dropped 1000 cfs over the past two days.