July 19th, 2018

July 19th, 2018

Summer fishing conditions are shaping up nicely with more consistent and stable flows from dams and head water streams. As a result, water clarity in the Snake and surrounding waters has improved significantly over the past few weeks bringing many hungry trout to the surface for excellent dry fly fishing.

Snake River

Fishing has been consistently good on the Snake River with many fish rising for dry flies. Small golden stones, yellow sallies, PMD’s, and caddis are the predominant hatches to key in on. Circus peanuts, Chubby Chernobyls, Adams, and Moose tails have been working great. Larger dry flies rigged with a nymph dropper, two and a half to four feet down, can often double your chances and is a great way to target a variety of feeding fish. Concentrate on finding eddies, seams and deep riffles that drop off from gravel bars. If you’re in a boat, find a nice spot to pull over and search for areas with slower water to fish. Fishing nymph rigs or streamers may be key for anglers searching for larger trout.

South Fork of the Snake

The South Fork of the Snake is still fishing well and only expected to get better. Reports from 7/16 still hold true so check out the details there!

Green River

See reports from 7/17