August 27, 2018

August 27th, 2018

The South Fork of the Snake: 9,178 CFS @ Palisades Dam – We have continued to see some incredible fishing throughout late August, which should carry all the way through September. We have seen an incredible PMD hatch all day long in the riffles this year, and some of the best patterns we have used are Film critics, Para cripples, Last Chance cripples, and small parachutes. The banks and deep seams are producing a lot of fish as well with the hopper dropper rig. Some of our favorite hoppers are still the Chubby Chernobyl, the Yellowstoner Chubby, Circus Peanut, and Water walker. If you decide to drop a nymph off of a big foam bug, the CDC flashback pheasant tail, the duracell, and other buggy nymphs have been working well!

The mighty Snake River: 1,864 CFS @ Jackson Lake Dam – The flows on the Snake River have been continually dropping as the summer goes on so the water has warmed up some, but this cool weather that has recently rolled in has given some relief! Hoppers and small dries have still been the name of the game on the Snake, but nymphs are never a bad idea behind a hopper. Circus Peanuts, Water Walkers, Chubby chernobyl, Chernobyl ants, and any Grasshopper imitations are awesome this time of year for big bugs, and Parachute Adams, PMDs, or BWOs are great small dries to throw.

Have fun out there!