May 31st, 2018

May 31st, 2018

The last day of May is here! A lot has been going on these past two weeks since you last heard from us; water conditions changing, bugs hatching and rivers developing. May has continued to be a warm one, with average temperatures around 65 degrees and lately we’ve been getting some sever thunderstorms. These warm temps have been great for early season tans and of course the snow melt. We are still sending guided trips on the South Fork, despite the higher flows and off color clarity, fish are still eating nymphs and providing a bit of action for this early season. The Henry’s Fork in Idaho the past two weeks has been a buzz with the highly anticipated salmon fly hatch. Big bugs were flying around and if the weather and conditions aligned, fish were looking up. A few big storms moved into the area coupled with increased flows from the BOR, the Henry’s Fork blew out and got a little dirty. The Snake River in Jackson continues to run high and muddy. The best way to get a visualization of this is from the Wilson Bridge, which is the bridge that is between Jackson and the town of Wilson. The Green River has been high as well, with snow melt from the Wind River Range working itself down the mountains.

Water Conditions:
South Fork (Palisades Dam): 20,000 CFS
Snake River (Moose): 14,300 CFS
Green River (Warren Bridge): 2,800 CFS

We are still anticipating a great season with water to last us well threw the fall. We are getting close to hitting peak runoff in the valley, meaning the transformation of summer river conditions will start to shape up. Deals on wading boots, shirts, jackets, rain jackets, etc… are still going on in store and online…Get 40%-50% deals while they last!


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