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

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

Snake River fishing report: May 9th, 2014

Although the Snake River flows have come down a little since the beginning of the week, the clarity hasn’t improved all that much. The water visibility as of this morning at the Wilson Bridge was around 1.5 to 2 feet. The river tint is more green than brown but not by much and with the rainy weather today I don’t anticipate it will improve much over the weekend. Continue reading

South Fork and Henry’s Fork Update: May 7th, 2014

If you’re looking for more of a sure thing this weekend or something you can better plan around, the South Fork River and Henry’s Fork River in Idaho will be easier to count on. The South Fork has remained stable and clear due to Palisades Reservoir. The flows out the reservoir have been stable around 10,000 CFS over the last couple of weeks. While these flows are relatively high the fishing has been good especially on the upper sections of the river in Swan Valley. Continue reading

Snake River and Green River Fishing Report: May 6th, 2014

With high temperatures in the 70’s over the weekend, all the area’s rivers and creeks, with exception to the South Fork, doubled or, in some cases, tripled in size. Such a dramatic increase in flows will almost always equate to less visibility in the water making it tougher for the fish to find your fly. More flow = Less visibility = Tougher fishing Continue reading