August 8, 2018

August 8th, 2018

The weather is amazing right now in the Jackson Hole area with cool mornings around 50 degrees, and the fishing bite heating up as the temperatures rise to the low 80s in the afternoon. Come out and join us for a prime time day of August fishing on the mighty Snake River in Wyoming or the South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho! It’s dry fly season, and we are throwing everything from big foam on the banks to small dries in riffles.

The Snake River: All sections of the Snake River have been fishing really well, though there are a few sections that are less inviting due to faster water and greater elevation change. River flows at Moose Junction are 3670 cfs and have held somewhat steady for a while. The hopper rig with a nymph trailing behind it is a great setup, but just a singular dry fly will also do the trick. Some popular hoppers are the Yellowstoner Chubby, Chubby Chernobyl, Water Walker, and a classic grasshopper pattern. If you choose to trail a nymph behind it, red Copper Johns, flashback Pheasant tails, and Pat’s rubber legs are all great choices. For other dry flies, we have been using variations of Parachute Adams, PMDs, and Humpys. Give us a call to book a trip or stop in to grab some flies if you plan to tackle it on your own!

The South Fork of the Snake River: As far as the South Fork is concerned, the lower sections and specifically section 4 has been fishing the best. The fish over there are also loving the big foam flies on the banks or in deeper pockets, but the fishing has been especially good in the riffles off of gravel banks. There are a variety of bugs coming of such as pink PMDs and green Drakes, and the fish are looking up in those riffles so the guides will take their time around those areas. Best wishes from the crew over here at Westbank Anglers!