The rivers are clearing up in the region and the fishing is improving by the day! Our guides have had great success on local walk and wade trips here in Jackson Hole as well as float fishing rivers in the region. Here is a quick rundown of local waters that I have fished recently:
Green River: I think we have seen the peak of runoff on the Green River. I had a great trip down there a few days ago that produced 30+ brown trout on large dry flies! Although it is a hour drive from the town of Jackson, the Green can produce large brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. It is much smaller than the Snake and is a very fun trip. When floating on the Green you are surrounded by the snow covered peaks of the Wyoming and Wind River mountain ranges which makes for a spectacular backdrop while fishing! Fish were eating cadidis, stoneflies, salmonflies, lightning bugs, and prince nymphs. Make sure to bring bug spray and a rain jacket! The storms on the high mountain plains of Wyoming can sneak up quickly!
Snake River: The Snake has been interesting the past few weeks. We were confident as a guide staff that it was coming down and we were going to have one of the earliest seasons in recent memory here in the Jackson Hole valley. Unfortunately as Jackson Lake filled the dam was forced to match inflows to the lake which caused the Snake to go up about a thousand CFS. We were still able to catch fish deep nymphing and randomly on large dry flies. I think the Snake will clear up in the next two weeks and we will have great fishing late this month into early July. Remember, once it clears those fish are going to be HUNGRY! Some of the best fishing historically is the four or five days following runoff.
South Fork: The South Fork of the Snake in Idaho is fishing great! One of our guides spent the day over there with his father yesterday and was lucky enough to catch the large brown. The pictured at the bottom of this fishing report! It is pretty standard South Fork fishing as of now which consists of deep nymphing and streamer fishing. The water needs to heat up just a bit for the dry fly action to turn on.
Hoback River: I spent yesterday on the Hoback and had a unforgettable day. We boated 50+ fish on salmonfly patterns. It was truly amazing. No commercial outfitting is aloud on the Hoback but we would love to show you the best flies to take down there and direct you where to go.
Please feel free to call the shop (307.734.9684) with any questions about fishing in the region or to book an unforgettable guided trip in Jackson Hole!