Fishing report 7/9/15

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 Green:
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.

Fantastic Fall Fishing

Bug edu...

Bug edu…

We’re experiencing a super Fall.  Chubby Chernobyls, Parachute Adams, small nymphs (pheasant tails and copper johns) and streamers are producing beautiful and abundant fish.  Get that fishing or scenic trip in before October when temps may be frigid.  Foliage is at peak for a double value!  Call us today to book your trip with Grand Fishing Adventures. 307-734-9684

The Best Time of the Season

Bruce Bristol, while his wife was fish flying...

Bruce Bristol, while his wife was fish flying…

The bugs are hatching; the kids are back to school; the leaves are turning color; and, why aren’t you on the river?  September is one of the best months to fish the Snake River.  With fewer boats, there is less pressure on the water.  The Snake River Cutty will be looking for your fly in order to bulk up for the cooler weather.  Chernobyl ants and PMDs are the ticket.  We’re also throwing BWOs.

The weather forecast is looking delightful with temperatures in the mid-70’s and lots of sun.  If fishing is not your thing, go along for the ride and check out the majestic scenery of Jackson Hole.  Book either a private scenic float or a fly fishing trip for any level angler.  We will provide instruction for the novice, or simply guide the expert to the best holes.  Give us a call today to book a trip 307-734-9684.

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 the beauty, above, that one of our anglers caught while braving the weather.  You’ll also have more dramatic views with some 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 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.  !

 

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).