The net wasn’t big enough…

First Day!  No way!

First Day! No way!We’ve caught some of our biggest fish in the rain.  Our guides have rain gear on their boats for the higher moisture periods.  Just look at this beauty, above, that one of our recent anglers caught while braving the weather.  You’ll also get some of the most dramatic scenery when there is a little cloud cover.  You too may get in on the action floating beneath the majestic Teton Mountain Range.  Our guides are taking trips out on the Snake and the reports are very positive. Chubby Chernobyl’s with various droppers and dry flies are still working.  Swing into the shop and we will get you set up with the appropriate patterns for a day on the Snake.

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget, Grand Fishing Adventures has the exclusive rod rights on the spring creeks of the Snake River Ranch.  If stalking large Snake River Cutthroat on small spring creeks is your thing we have the product for you.  Fish Creek and Lake Creek are fishing great right now!
Give us a call at the shop (307-734-9684), or just stop by and we’ll set you up with one of our experienced guides for a great day on the water!

 

Life is good…on the Snake!

That's a beauty!

That’s a beauty!

What a couple of weeks we have had!  The Snake River continues to offer up excitement in chasing the Snake River cutthroat.  You too may get in on the action floating beneath the majestic Teton Mountain Range.  Our guides are taking trips out on the Snake and the reports are very positive. Even the lower sections along with the Hoback river are clear and fishing well.  Chubby Chernobyl’s with various droppers and dry flies are working.  Swing into the shop and we will get you set up with the appropriate patterns for a day on the Snake.
Don’t forget, Grand Fishing Adventures has the exclusive rod rights on the spring creeks of the Snake River Ranch.  If stalking large Snake River Cutthroat on small spring creeks is your thing we have the product for you.  Fish Creek is fishing great right now!
Give us a call at the shop (307-734-9684), or just stop by and we’ll set you up with one of our experienced guides for a great day on the water.  Let’s go set the hook!

 

It's turned on!

It’s turned on!

With all of the water around the area clearing now is the time to get out and chase the wild Snake River Cutthroat.  And what a place to do it,on the Snake River beneath the majestic Teton Mountains.  Our guides are taking trips now on the Snake and the reports are coming back very positive.  We have been concentrating on the upper stretches of the river as the Hoback River still has the lower stretches of the Snake a little off color.  Chubby Chernobyl’s with various droppers have been working well along with a variety of streamer patterns.  Swing into the shop and we will get you set up with the appropriate patterns for a day on the Snake.  The Green River is also fishing well.  With a little more windshield time the angler could be rewarded with a trophy sized Brown or Rainbow trout.  That high desert fishing with the Wind River Range in the background can be well worth the extra drive.

Don’t forget, Grand Fishing Adventures has the exclusive rod rights on the spring creeks of the Snake River Ranch.  If stalking large Snake River Cutthroat on small spring creeks is your thing we have the product for you.  Fish Creek is fishing great right now.

Give us a call at the shop (307-734-9684), or just swing in and we will get you set up with one of our experienced guides for a great day on the water.  Let’s go find some Cutthroat!

Smiles on the Snake…

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The Snake is coming back on.  Have you booked your trip?

The Snake (WY):


Effective patterns: Pats Rubber Leg (8 – 10), Biot Bugs (10), Copper Johns (10 – 12)
in red or olive, Lightening Bugs (10 -16), Rainbow Warriors (12 – 16), Robins (10 –
16), Psycho Princes (10 – 16), and San Juan Worms. Streamers have been productive
along the seam lines. Effective patterns are Quad Bunnies, Silvey Sculpins,
Murphy’s Bling Minnow, Bow River Buggers, Strung-Out Leeches, Zoo Cougars, J.J.
Specials, and Swimmin’ Jimmies.

The South Fork of the Snake (ID):

This is by far the best fishing in the area! Dry fly fishing has been in FUEGO! The
salmon flies have worked their way up the canyon and have started to be seen in good
numbers around Irwin. The big bugs aren’t the only thing happening. Yellow
Sallies, PMD’s, Mahogany’s, Drakes, and some Caddis are hatching. Riffle fishing
has been very productive with PMD’s and Yellow Sallies. The nightly mosquito hatch
around Byington has been AGGRESSIVE so don’t forget to pack the DEET!!!! Effective
dry fly patterns are Chubby Chernobyls (8), Will’s Winged Chernobyl (8), Snake River
Water Walkers (6 – 8), Barrett’s Ant (8), Parachute Extended Body PMDs and Cahills
(10 – 14), Comparaduns (10 – 14), Stimulators (10 – 12), Elk Hair Caddis (10 – 12),
and X-Caddis (10 – 12).

The Green (WY):

Water levels on the green have increased a bit and thus the fishing has suffered
respectively. The fish aren’t keying in on top water activity so nymphing and
streamers are still very productive. The amount of snowpack in the Green River
drainage is still high from this past winter so fishing should start to be very
consistent in the coming weeks. Effective patterns are Pat’s Rubber Legs (8 -10),
Bitch Creek Nymphs (8), PR Muskrats (8 – 10), Lightening Bugs (10 – 14), Foxy
Sallies (10 -12), Psycho Princes (12), Glass House Caddis (10 – 14), Bead Tail
Caddis (12 -14), Soft Hackles (10 – 12).

 

 

Does this make you salivate?

Get ready...

Get ready…

Book your trip!

The Snake (WY):

The Snake River is gradually (slowly) getting better.  Barring any weather events it could be fishing well by the weekend.  Be ready and prepare your fly box. Dry fly fishing has shut off. Tried and true nymphing and using streamers is the name of the game.
Effective patterns: Pats Rubber Leg (8 – 10), Biot Bugs (10), Copper Johns (10 – 12)
in red or olive, Lightening Bugs (10 -16), Rainbow Warriors (12 – 16), Robins (10 –
16), Psycho Princes (10 – 16), and San Juan Worms. Streamers have been productive
along the seam lines. Effective patterns are Quad Bunnies, Silvey Sculpins,
Murphy’s Bling Minnow, Bow River Buggers, Strung-Out Leeches, Zoo Cougars, J.J.
Specials, and Swimmin’ Jimmies.

The South Fork of the Snake (ID):

This is by far the best fishing in the area! Dry fly fishing has been in FUEGO! The
salmon flies have worked their way up the canyon and have started to be seen in good
numbers around Irwin. The big bugs aren’t the only thing happening. Yellow
Sallies, PMD’s, Mahogany’s, Drakes, and some Caddis are hatching. Riffle fishing
has been very productive with PMD’s and Yellow Sallies. The nightly mosquito hatch
around Byington has been AGGRESSIVE so don’t forget to pack the DEET!!!! Effective
dry fly patterns are Chubby Chernobyls (8), Will’s Winged Chernobyl (8), Snake River
Water Walkers (6 – 8), Barrett’s Ant (8), Parachute Extended Body PMDs and Cahills
(10 – 14), Comparaduns (10 – 14), Stimulators (10 – 12), Elk Hair Caddis (10 – 12),
and X-Caddis (10 – 12).

The Green (WY):

Water levels on the green have increased a bit and thus the fishing has suffered
respectively. The fish aren’t keying in on top water activity so nymphing and
streamers are still very productive. The amount of snowpack in the Green River
drainage is still high from this past winter so fishing should start to be very
consistent in the coming weeks. Effective patterns are Pat’s Rubber Legs (8 -10),
Bitch Creek Nymphs (8), PR Muskrats (8 – 10), Lightening Bugs (10 – 14), Foxy
Sallies (10 -12), Psycho Princes (12), Glass House Caddis (10 – 14), Bead Tail
Caddis (12 -14), Soft Hackles (10 – 12).

Happy Birthday America

Happy Birthday America

Beauty!

Patience WAS the word.  Now it’s paid off!  The Snake River is settling out and we’re catching cutties…

The Snake (WY):

Fishing on the Snake has improved. The river is returning to its pre-runoff clarity.  Top water action is turning on! Look for PMDs, yellow sallies, some golden stones, and waves of caddis.  Don’t forget to fish the lifecycle of these hatches!! In the meantime stick with the tried and true Pats Rubber Leg (8 – 10), Biot Bugs (10), Copper Johns (10 – 12) in red or olive, Lightning Bugs (10 -16), Rainbow Warriors (12 – 16), Robins (10 – 16), Psycho Princes (10 – 16), and San Juan Worms. Streamers have been productive along the seam lines.  Effective patterns are Quad Bunnies, Silvey Sculpins, Murphy’s Bling Minnow, Bow River Buggers, Strung-Out Leeches, Zoo Cougars, J.J. Specials, and Swimmin’ Jimmies.

The South Fork of the Snake (ID):

The river has stabilized at 13,200 (cfs) and the dry fly fishing is turning on! From around noon on look for PMDs, caddis, and yellow sallies, as well as some green drakes fluttering about.  Fish are rising on the trouble water and are hanging a bit off the bank currently.  The mid to late afternoon riffle fishing has been extremely productive. Try using PMD cripples or emerging caddis for best results. Effective dry fly patterns are Chubby Chernobyls (8), Will’s Winged Chernobyl (8), Snake River Water Walkers (6 – 8), Barrett’s Ant (8), Parachute Extended Body PMDs and Cahills (10 – 14), Comparaduns (10 – 14), Stimulators (10 – 12), Elk Hair Caddis (10 – 12), and X-Caddis (10 – 12). In the mornings nymph fishing has been active, and with the salmon flies right around the corner stonefly nymphs are the name of the game! Effective patterns Pat’s Rubber Legs (4 – 8), PR Muskrats (6 – 8), BH Hares Ear Nymphs (8 – 10), San Juan Worms, Lightening Bugs (10 -14), Rainbow Warriors (12 – 16), Copper Johns (10 – 12) in red, and Foxy Sallie Nymphs (10 – 12).  Don’t be afraid to chuck a big ugly streamer if you experience a bit of cloud cover or at the end of the day.

Green River:

The Green has cooled off fishing-wise since last week’s report.  The water levels have come down a bit, however, the river clarity has decreased and visibility is roughly less than 2 feet.  Effective patterns are Pat’s Rubber Legs (8 -10), Bitch Creek Nymphs (8), PR Muskrats (8 – 10), Lightening Bugs (10 – 14), Foxy Sallies (10 -12), Psycho Princes (12), Glass House Caddis (10 – 14), Bead Tail Caddis (12 -14), Soft Hackles (10 – 12).

 

Whopper!

Guide Andrew with Richard's big catch on the South Fork

Patience is the word of the week for area fly fisherman!  All of the area rivers have gone through an interesting cycle this past week as the weather was a little tumultuous and river flows are starting to stabilize.

The Snake (WY):

Fishing on the Snake was improving until the deluge we experienced yesterday. The river has returned to its runoff murkiness as the Gros Ventre and Buffalo Forks are off color.  Be patient as the water should start to clear by Monday.  When it starts to clear look for the top water action to turn on! Look for PMDs, yellow sallies, some golden stones, and waves of caddis.  Don’t forget to fish the lifecycle of these hatches!! In the meantime stick with the tried and true Pats Rubber Leg (8 – 10), Biot Bugs (10), Copper Johns (10 – 12) in red or olive, Lightning Bugs (10 -16), Rainbow Warriors (12 – 16), Robins (10 – 16), Psycho Princes (10 – 16), and San Juan Worms. Streamers have been productive along the seam lines.  Effective patterns are Quad Bunnies, Silvey Sculpins, Murphy’s Bling Minnow, Bow River Buggers, Strung-Out Leeches, Zoo Cougars, J.J. Specials, and Swimmin’ Jimmies.

The South Fork of the Snake (ID):

The river has stabilized at 13,200 (cfs) and the dry fly fishing is turning on! From around noon on look for PMDs, caddis, and yellow sallies, as well as some green drakes fluttering about.  Fish are rising on the trouble water and are hanging a bit off the bank currently.  The mid to late afternoon riffle fishing has been extremely productive. Try using PMD cripples or emerging caddis for best results. Effective dry fly patterns are Chubby Chernobyls (8), Will’s Winged Chernobyl (8), Snake River Water Walkers (6 – 8), Barrett’s Ant (8), Parachute Extended Body PMDs and Cahills (10 – 14), Comparaduns (10 – 14), Stimulators (10 – 12), Elk Hair Caddis (10 – 12), and X-Caddis (10 – 12). In the mornings nymph fishing has been active, and with the salmon flies right around the corner stonefly nymphs are the name of the game! Effective patterns Pat’s Rubber Legs (4 – 8), PR Muskrats (6 – 8), BH Hares Ear Nymphs (8 – 10), San Juan Worms, Lightening Bugs (10 -14), Rainbow Warriors (12 – 16), Copper Johns (10 – 12) in red, and Foxy Sallie Nymphs (10 – 12).  Don’t be afraid to chuck a big ugly streamer if you experience a bit of cloud cover or at the end of the day.

Green River:

The Green has cooled off fishing-wise since last week’s report.  The water levels have come down a bit, however, the river clarity has decreased and visibility is roughly less than 2 feet.  Effective patterns are Pat’s Rubber Legs (8 -10), Bitch Creek Nymphs (8), PR Muskrats (8 – 10), Lightening Bugs (10 – 14), Foxy Sallies (10 -12), Psycho Princes (12), Glass House Caddis (10 – 14), Bead Tail Caddis (12 -14), Soft Hackles (10 – 12).

 

Anglers, it’s time to fish the Snake, and especially the Green!!!!

Grand Fishing Guide Rhys Brown with Spencer's catch on June 20th

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.

The Snake:

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.

The Green:

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

about!

Contact us to get out and enjoy the fishing today!

 

June fishing in Jackson

We are watching the rivers closely with crossed fingers hoping that the water levels will come down soon.  There is still a good amount of snow up in the mountains but we are starting to see the amount of runoff level out.  All of us guides can’t wait for those first couple of weeks of clear water when the summer is fresh and the fish are ravenous.  Here at Grand Fishing we are currently taking bookings for the summer season including our private scenic float in a comfortable 18ft drift boat that can take as many as 5 guests.  Bring your family and enjoy this beautiful float all to yourselves.  Don’t forget that while the Snake may still be muddy we have exclusive rod rights to the spring creeks on the Snake River Ranch which are still fishing well.  Give us a call and reserve your spot today.Another fine "cutty".

Snake river is high but Jackson fishing is still on.

With a little higher temps and some rain in the last couple of weeks we have seen the Snake river flows rise and the water clarity turn muddy.  While this has turned off the fishing on the Snake river we still have some options to chase the wild cutthroat.  Here at Grand Fishing we have exclusive rod rights on some of the most sought after, private spring creek fishing in the Teton valley.  Give us a call and we’ll get you out there for a morning or afternoon of wade fishing the private waters of Fish Creek.  Enjoy your spring and lets hope for clear water soon.Late May, spring creek fishing.