Jackson Hole Tributaries Report

Jackson Hole Tributaries:  Pacific Creek, the Buffalo, Gros Ventre, and Hoback Rivers

Rainbow Trout Fishing Jackson Hole Tributaries

Jackson Hole Tribs

The Snake is fed by several tributaries that are much smaller and more wade fishing friendly than the main Snake River. All the tributaries provide great fishing opportunities and allows the angler to get out in the Forest on their own and enjoy the great scenery and peace and quiet of our valley has to offer.

Some of the best fishing in the Jackson Hole valley is in the smaller creeks and rivers that feed the Snake River. The public access is virtually unlimited.

Pacific Creek, the Buffalo, Gros Ventre, and Hoback Rivers are the main tributaries to the Snake. Fishing any of these creeks with medium sized (#8-#16) attractor patterns will get the fish’s attention.

 

Gros Ventre Water Levels


June 21st, 2015

Here we are in mid June and we have some great options for fishing in our valley.  The runoff is subsiding and several of the area tributaries are clear and fishing well.  The main stretches of the Snake are still just a bit off color and running a bit high, but people are out catching fish, as someone said today, "it is clearing up by the...... read more

May 29th, 2015

Jackson Hole Fishing Report 5/26   The Snake's run off is well on its way with flows being measured at 6930 cfs in Moose this afternoon.  If the weekend forecast holds true flows should increase even more as warmer temperatures will speed up the snow melt process. There are still fishing options in the area. The South Fork of the...... read more

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June 4th, 2014

The runoff in the Upper Snake River Basin is in full force.  After seeing peaks in the Snake River canyon of over 22,000 cfs, on May 31st,  flows have subsided to just around 18,000 cfs as of today.   The flows coming into Jackson Lake at Flagg Ranch reached over 10,000 cfs, which is HUGE for this area, and are now in the 6,000 range....... read more

June 16th, 2012

The snow is almost gone, the water is almost clear, and with some off road tires and a good pair of hiking boots- creeks are fishing. Despite the fact that some of our main tributaries are still pretty murky, anyone willing to put in a little effort can find some good rising fish in the area. The major tributaries- the Pacific, Gros Ventre,...... read more

January 5th, 2012

The tributaries feeding the Snake River are closed from November 30 - April 1st with the exception of the Hoback River, which is open year round, special creel limits apply and it is catch and release on all Cutthroat Trout.... read more

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July 30th, 2011

Flat Creek opens on Monday!!! I know there are lots of excited people, it should be a busy morning. We are open all weekend, so stop by and get your crickets, little hoppers, ants, beetles and various spring creek dry flies. ... read more

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July 13th, 2011

Although the Gros Ventre river remains high and muddy, look to the lakes for a great source of fishing activity in the Jackson Hole area. Jenny Lake has been fishing very well along with other high mountain lakes. Jenny Lake, String Lake, and Leigh Lake are all good possibilities for catching fish. We have been having great success with...... read more

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June 27th, 2011

Flat Creek opens August 1st! Stay tuned for more on opening day! ... read more

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July 28th, 2010

As we’ve mentioned on the radio, the hoback is an excellent place to check out after work. The highway offers a plethora of great access to the river, and the drive is not too far from town. In the evening, the primary hatch you will usually see is caddis. Bring a couple shades and a couple sizes of maybe 14 and 16 of your favorite pattern. The...... read more

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July 16th, 2010

The Hoback River is fishing very well and is extremely clear. Salmon Flies and Golden Stones have seemed to be the ticket, but that’s definitely not all they are eating. A variety of sizes in Parachute Adams or a smaller Fat Albert might be something to drop behind a salmon fly or golden stone pattern. Another good idea might be to have some...... read more