Skwala on the Snake
Stoneflies are hatching on The Snake! Adult skwalas are out, and fish are looking up to the surface for food, but still primarily eating nymphs. If you’re heading out to the river in the next couple days, it’s worth trying a dry/dropper rig. We’ve found the best combo is a medium sized foam stonefly pattern on top, with a small rubber legs about 18 inches below. The fish are still hanging in the slower, deep water found in slow runs, tail-outs, and calm riffles. The sunshine and warm weather paired with above freezing temperatures at night has the river on the rise and turning off color. Yesterday, there was about 18 inches to 2 feet of visibility above the Wilson bridge. Get out there and enjoy the fishing before we head into full runoff for 8 weeks! Please fish responsibly and follow social distancing guidelines. If your spot is already taken, go find a new one!