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

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

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: August 9th, 2014

The weather over the last week has brought some refreshing cooler temperatures to valley as well as to the rivers. The intense thunderstorms has also brought a little color back into our clear streams. These storms will typically “blow out” sections of the Snake River depending on which drainage they hit. However, these “blow outs” don’t usually last all day, with the river clearing quickly after the mud passes through the system. While the storms can diminish the clarity of the river, they can also add nutrients (food) to the rivers as well. These nutrients usually come in the form of worms. Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: July 23, 2014

Posted by on July 23rd, 2014 in Fishing Reports, Green River, Local Fishing, Snake River

The Snake River is finally fishing as we expect it to this time of year after a bunch of false starts to the summer fishing season. No more need to travel an hour plus to get to cleaner, more fishable water. Our guides have been coming back with reports of excellent dry fly fishing. Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: July 4th, 2014

With the recent colder temperatures the Snake River and its tributaries have come down a lot in the last couple of days. As the flows decrease the clarity will increase making the Snake much more fishable. This time of year, as the snow melt decreases, your best option for catching larger fish will be under the water. Big black and olive streamers work best this time of year. Using a sink tip of some sort to keep the fly down helps as well. Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: June 16th, 2014

Posted by on June 16th, 2014 in Fishing Reports, Green River, Local Fishing, Snake River

Snake River: June 16th, 2014

The Snake River is still high and muddy for the majority of its length in Wyoming. Flows are, however, dropping fast and the river has been slightly less brown of late. Your best bet will continue to be the stretch below Jackson Lake Dam to Pacific Creek. Continue reading

Snake River and Yellowstone Fishing Report: May 30th, 2014

The Snake River in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area is fully blown-out and the flows are continuing to rise along with daily high temperatures. Flows around Moose, WY are currently around 10,000 CFS and rising. With a quick glance up into the Tetons, one can see that the run-off on the Snake River is no where near its peak. Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fishing Report: May 20th, 2014

I apologize for the lack of a report from last week. It doesn’t sound like there was much to write about, however. While the river came down and cleared, it was for a very brief time and by the weekend it had returned to “fully blown-out” status. The picture above will provide a more accurate description of the clarity of the water than any photo I could provide. With this in mind, the Snake River between Jackson Lake Dam and Pacific Creek remains low and clear. Continue reading