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 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

Fishing Report: February 26th, 2015

Over the past week the sunshine has been there but the valley temperatures have been colder than you would expect. High pressure weather patterns mean clear and very cold nights. While the day time temps can get up into the 30’s in the afternoon, the low single digit night time temps are tough to recover from. The very low temperatures at night translate into icy flows on the river until early afternoon. Even with the cold temperatures though, fish can still be caught. Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: February 17th, 2015

The warmer weather over the last three weeks has brought about some excellent early season fly fishing opportunities. Sunny days with temperatures in the mid to upper 40’s have brought the water temperatures up slightly and with the warmer temps the bugs are moving both under and on top of the water. Afternoons have seen excellent fishing action especially during the warmest part of the day around 3:00pm. Midge larva trailing a stonefly pattern or San Juan Worm has been very effective throughout the day. Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fall 2014 Fishing Report: October 2nd, 2014

After an inordinate amount of rainfall over the last week, the skies have cleared and it looks as if the weather will stabilize over the next 7 to 10 days. The sunny weather and dropping flows, as the discharge out of Jackson Lake is being cut back to winter levels, will make for some awesome Fall fishing on the Snake River in the Jackson Hole. Blue Wing Olives (BWO’s) will be hatching in great numbers in the afternoons. Continue reading

Current Jackson Hole Fishing Report

After a year’s worth of rain fall past week the Snake River is back in shape and fishing very well. The Hoback River and the Buffalo Fork are still a little off color, but are not significantly changing the clarity of the Snake River. Dry fly fishing is back and in full swing. The September Stones are out and buzzing around along with an inordinate amount of grasshoppers. Continue reading