Reports from Jackson Hole, The Green River and Yellowstone. Fishing Reports highlight fishing conditions, recent hatches, choice patterns and advice from our top guides.

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report: May 23, 2015

!!!HAPPY MEMORIAL WEEKEND!!! Snake River in Jackson Hole: The Snake has returned to its typical mid-May state, which is high and muddy.  The flows were recently bumped from around 500 cfs to 1820 cfs making the section from Jackson Lake Dam to Pacific Creek a little less desirable to fish in the near future.  We’re a little unsure of what they’re planning on doing with the flows over the next couple of weeks but there is a good chance the flows will be increased to make room for run-off or supply Idaho farmers with irrigation water.  Similar to the South … Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: May 14th, 2015

Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Well, the recent colder weather has tempered the run-off and the Snake River has cleared up significantly.  With the weather outlook for the weekend–highs in the low 50′s and lows in low 30′s–the Snake might be worth considering.  The flows are still fairly high making wading difficult but if you have a boat and some big streamers with a sink tip, you might have some decent luck.  Looking for backwaters and clear spring-fed tributaries will give you the best chance to hook some fish.  Fishing the “insides” of  big long runs with willow lined … Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report: May 8th, 2015

Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: The Snake River in the Jackson Hole valley is still mostly a “no-go” due to the high and off-color water.  The recent colder weather and colder temperatures that are forecast through the weekend might clear the river up a little, but the chances of it being in decent fishing shape are pretty remote.  Once again, though, if fishing locally is your only option your best will be between the Jackson Lake Dam and the Pacific Creek launch area in the Moran area.  Flows have remained steady out of the dam at around 550cfs.  The … Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: April 29th, 2015

The Snake River in Jackson will be a “no-go” until late May or early June we’re guessing. Fishing from Jackson Lake Dam to Pacific Creek will have the cleanest water in the valley and will be your best option if you have to stay local. Otherwise, get in your car and head over to the Henry’s Fork near Ashton, Idaho. Stop by our shop first, however, and grab a bunch of olive bodied Caddis patterns and enjoy on of the thickest hatches of the year. The Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch has arrived on the Hank! Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: April 14th, 2015

The weather outlook for the Jackson Hole valley looks to be about perfect over the next couple of weeks for fishing on the Snake River. Highs in the mid-50’s and overnight lows in the 20’s should keep the water clear and fishable for the foreseeable future. There still good hatches of Baetis in the afternoons along with a smattering of Skwala stoneflies. Dry fly action will still be best in the mid to late afternoon. Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: April 2nd, 2015

A little bit of weather over the last couple of days has slowed the run-off down and allowed the Snake to clear up again. Looking at the weather forecast over the next couple of weeks we can expect more of the same with a few days in the 50’s and sunny followed by a few days of precipitation and cooler temps. Getting your timing right may be a little tricky as the river comes and goes in terms of clarity. Try and plan your fishing dates (when possible) for the last day of the cold snap or the first day of nicer weather. Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: March 28th, 2015

After a very brief hiatus we have returned to our regular scheduled program of sunshine and 50 degree highs. The colder temps brought the river back into shape in terms of clarity. The warmer days with the above freezing nights added some color to the Snake. I would expect the Snake to have a little tint by the end of the weekend again. Big flashy or dark streamers work well when the water has a little color to it. The dry fly action will slow a little in the main river but you will still be able to find fish rising in the back eddies and spring fed side channels. Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: March 20th, 2015

The Snake River continues to fish very well, especially in the afternoons and early evenings. Start with nymphs and streamers in the mornings with the expectation of some excellent dry fly action in the afternoon. Midges are still the main attraction for the fish eating on the surface. A small parachute will typically do the trick when targeting the rising pods of fish. Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: March 13th, 2015

The Snake River continues to fish very well with nymphs and streamers and occasionally with small dries. Daytime temperatures in the upper 40’s to mid-50’s look like the norm for the next ten days or so. This can be both good and bad for the Snake. The warmer temps are obviously nice on the skin but they can also effect the clarity of the water in a negative way. If you are watching the flows via the USGS Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: March 5th, 2015

Adios Winter! It was nice seeing you albeit for a brief moment. We’re looking forward to your return in 8 months or so. The forecast outlook for the next 10 days appears to be pretty balmy and lacking significant precipitation. High temps will be in the upper 30’s to mid-40’s and will present some excellent fly fishing opportunities. Mornings will continue to be a little slow, but the afternoons should offer up some really good fishing. Continue reading