October 30th, 2017
All we can say is WOW, the weather has been great and the fishing has been equally as good. The action only lasts a few hours, but when its on it is on! There is no need to get an early start these days as the fishing does really heat up until around noon. As the day warms up the number of bugs increases and the fishing improves. By the middle afternoon when the sun is out you can expect fish to be actively feeding on the surface off of gravel bars that do not have heavy current. A shallow gravel bar that finishes deep will have feeding fish all the way from the very top in 6 inches of water back down to 6 feet of water. This feeding patterns kicks in as soon as the bugs are on the water. A size #18 mayfly (parachute adams, parachute BWO, Tilt Wing Mohogany, Extended Body PMD) will usually fool these fish. If you find that fish are picky, a griffiths gnat is a great choice to fool that fish that has seen a few flies already. As the surface action tapers off into the afternoon a dry dropper with a Chubby Chernobyl followed by a micro BWO has been a sure bet to catch the last action of the day, stay on your toes too because some of those fish just can’t turn down the Chubby. When the water is low, as it is right now, you have the opportunity to see Cutthroat in great numbers in a feeding frenzy as they try to pack on the weight before a long winter. Warm days like we have been having are few and far between this time of year, but when the conditions line up like they have been, the fishing can be lights out. With winter looming around the corner(Thursday) it looks as if the last opportunity for great dry fly fishing on the Snake will be the next two days, get out there and enjoy it while you can.