July 9th Fishing Report

July 9th, 2014

The last couple weeks have been very warm, but looks like we could get some cooler temperatures with some afternoon storms in the forecast. This has accelerated the snow melt, but has also made current fishing conditions tough. Just under the Jackson lake Dam flows have increased up to 2520 CFS. With the increased flows and warm weather the Snake is high and muddy, but should be ready to fish here in a couple weeks or sooner. Sit tight and enjoy the warm weather!

Just over the pass in Idaho, the South Fork is starting to fish consistently. Flows out of the Irwin Dam have dropped 1500 CFS. These fluctuations can slow the fishing, but after a full day on the water yesterday it has not had much affect. With this being said, there has been lots of bugs on the water down in the canyon and in the last two weeks have started to see the up by the dam. Look to throw big terrestrial foam patterns, grey drakes, and PMDs. Fishing has been slower in the morning but towards the early hours of the afternoon we have seen a lot of action on dries. Dry Flies have been slow towards the later hours in the afternoon. Later in the day around 5 look to throw a dropper, tandem nymph rigs, or streamers for the best fishing during this time. Bigger Pheasant tails, Prince nymphs, and flashbacks have been nymphing well. This has worked very well for us and hope you have some success out there.photo (50)