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.