June 23rd, 2017
June 24th, 2017
Stillwater: If your looking for a fun day of fishing with friends, family or just need a personal day, Jackson, Jenny and Lewis lake offer great fishing with stunning views. You can expect to catch Lake Trout, Brook Trout and Cutthroats. Now is the best time to fish the lakes, both sinking and floating lines will all be useful for fishing here. Patterns: JJ Special (#6-#10), Jake’s CDC Squirrel Leech Black/Olive #6, Wooly Buggers, Zonkers, and Clouser Minnows
Yellowstone: Our awesome clients have continued to have success on Yellowstone Lake, reeling in beautiful red and yellow bellied Cutthroat. Water conditions on the Firehole and Gibbon rivers have stayed relatively constant this past week. We have seen more dry fly activity with the rising temperatures and predict more to come. Keep throwing soft hackle nymphs and small streamers when surface action slows. Patterns: Elk Hair Caddis #16, Assorted PMD’s, #16, Sparkle Soft Hackle #16.
Snake River (Jackson Hole): Wow! What a time to be alive in Jackson. Mother nature continues to show us what she is made of as the Snake flows high and muddy. With rising temperatures, snow continues to melt, run down the mountains and flow into the river. White water rafting continues to be a popular activity with CFS levels reaching 22,000 in the Canyon and 13,500 at Moose. Although the river is blown out, many have found fishable water in surrounding tributaries.
South Fork of the Snake River: South Fork is still high, flows have increased to 23,300 CFS and the Palisades Reservoir is 94% full and is receiving inflows of approximately 31,000 CFS. Palisades Dam is expected to fill within the next 10 days and the final fill will occur after the current high inflows have receded and discharges have been decreased following the inflows downward. Keep your spirits up because we will have cold, clear water all season long once flows drop.