We are having some gorgeous Fall days in Jackson Hole lately, and the fishing is great. It has been warming up nicely mid-day and we’ve seen some bugs hatching. Blue wings are out in force and the fish are looking for them. Mahoganies and October caddis are also flying around and can get a look from eating fish. Cooler mornings mean its a good plan to fish a dry dropper set up. Smaller nymphs have been working well. Try out the dry fly as bugs pop out and the day heats up!
What a lovely time of year…the leaves are changing, tourist season has slowed, and the fish are still eating foam! The Snake continues to fishing well. Fishing with foam has been really consistent. Lots of different patterns (hopper, ant, stonefly) and colors (the whole rainbow) have been working, depending on the stretch of water you are fishing. We are also seeing some hatches through out the day, mostly mayflies and caddis. PMD patterns are fishing well. There have been a few Hecuba spotted and a larger mayfly pattern can also get eats. The streamer fishing is picking up and cloud cover seems to really help get the fish moving. Look to banks, structure and riffles for the most consistent bites.
We are getting closer to normal summer levels on the Snake every day. Clarity has improved and we are right around the corner from some great fishing. Your best bet is fishing the soft water – riffles, trenches, slow eddies and banks. That said, we are starting to see the occasional hit in quick riffles, especially on an attractor pattern. Nymphing with rubber legs and mayfly nymphs has been productive. A hopper-dropper is also a good bet, with fish coming up to circus peanuts, water walkers, chubbies…foam!
The Green is dropping and clearing. In general it is fishing best in the first half of the day, and cloud cover will often help with the dry fly bite. Drakes and chubbies are catching fish. A nymph rig or streamer stripped along the bank are also productive if the trout aren’t rising.
Lake creek and Fish creek are still fishing well. The bigger trout are getting a little pickier but are definitely still eating well presented flies. We are seeing a variety of bugs hatching on the creek, with PMDs and small caddis bringing fish to the surface. The trout are starting to key into foam, so hopper-dropper rigs are another great option.
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.