Fontenelle Dam Wyoming Water Update
Last Updated: January 8, 2020
As of January 7, 2020, the Fontenelle Reservoir pool elevation is 6485.81 feet, which amounts to 58 percent of live storage capacity. Inflows for the month of December totaled 36,283 acre-feet (af) or 113 percent of average. Releases remain at 1050 cfs.
The January final forecast for unregulated inflows into Fontenelle for the next three months projects near average conditions. January, February, and March inflow volumes amount to 32,000 af (106 percent of average), 30,000 af (108 percent of average), and 48,000 af (91 percent of average), respectively.
The January water supply forecast of the April through July inflow volume into the Fontenelle Reservoir is 570,000 acre-feet (79 percent of average). Current snowpack is 105 percent of median for the Upper Green Basin.
Snake River Jackson Hole Wyoming Update
Today’s Snake River Jackson Hole Wyoming Update comes from the Bureau of Reclamation today. Jackson Lake should end up with about 75-80% full, which means we are looking fantastic for next years season!
Reservoir Storage (Acre-Feet):
% of 81-10 Avg
Upper Green River Wyoming Fishing Report
Flows at Warren Bridge; 344 CFS
Flows near La Barge; 672 CFS
The Upper Green River Wyoming Fishing Report near Pinedale Wyoming is Tricos and Hoppers for the main course of dry flies with your smattering of bwos, pmds and caddis. On the hotter brighter days the hopper has been quite productive and when the bite starts to wane, put a dropper on to keep the bite rolling. The water temps have been on the rise again, but with the current forecasted temps and clouds starting to appear again, which are going to be a huge welcome! As the water flows continue to drop, the fish will start to school up in the pools, so it’s imperative to be as sneaky as humanly possible. The streamer bite has been quite productive as well and will only get better as fall approaches. Keep in mind to pick your sinking line sink rate accordingly for best results when throwing a streamer. Another favorable result of the lower water temps has resulted in lower moss and algae rates throughout the entire drainage, which is so nice not having to clean your fly off after every drift!
On many of our days on the water lately we haven’t seen a single person out, which is AMAZING to experience. Give us a call to book your fall fishing adventure and we’ll look forward to head hunting and stripping streamers for some BIG FISH!!! Just imagine yourself on the water without the crowds, golden leaves, cool temps and the prospect of a trophy trout.
To book your fall trip please email; [email protected] or call/text; 307-413-0669. Fish on and have a good one!
Snake River Jackson Hole Wyoming Fishing Report
Flows at Moose: 3380 CFs
Flows South of JH: 3640 CFS
The Snake River Jackson Hole Wyoming Fishing Report is STONEFLY MANIA!!!! The fish are keyed in on the stones and do yourself a favor and get out there! The flows are ideal and so are the water temps. Looking at the forecast ahead the weather looks to be nothing short of ideal. There are still caddis in the afternoon and evening and on the hot bright days the hoppers are a go to, for sure. We’ve also been seeing a lot of action on ant patterns; both carpenter and cinnamon respectively. To keep the action going throughout the day don’t hesitate adding a dropper below the hopper or stonefly.
To book your fall fishing trip please email; [email protected] or call/text 307-413-0669. Thank you and Fish On!
Snake River Jackson Wyoming Fishing Report
Flows at Moose: 3470 CFS
Flows Below JH; 4060 CFS
The latest Snake River Jackson Wyoming Fishing Report is the action has been getting better every day and the Snake River is in fine shape and setting up for a September to Remember! Look for Caddis in the mornings and PMD’s in the afternoons. The best action is found either tight to the banks, structure or in the riffles and seams. There’s been a few reports of the Claassenia stones around so foam imitations are working well. On the hot and bright sunny afternoons get your hopper tied on and use a dropper to keep the bite rolling. We are seeing a lot of interest in the power ants in both black and cinnamon bodies.
To book your trip please call 307-413-0669 or email; [email protected]. Tight Lines and get out there!!!
Upper Green River Fishing Report
Flows at Warren Bridge; 567 CFS
Flows at La Barge; 1120 CFS
The Upper Green River Fishing Report is she’s holding steady, thankfully! Sorry for the hiatus from reporting on fishing conditions but we’ve ALL been working as hard as humanly possible since mid June sharing the goods with all of our clients. I’d say the hatches this season, so far, have been as prolific as it can get, thanks in part to the steady and consistent flows and cool water temps. We’ve had so many afternoon and evening thunderstorms the past few weeks I’m encouraged that the August fishing will remain consistent. That being said, on the bright sunny days get out early for the best opportunity and on the cloudy and cool days we’ve seen the dry fly bite last through the better part of the day and the evenings have been epic. The bite is still PMDs, BWOs, Caddis, Yellow Sallies, Mahoganies, Tricos and add the terrestrial entourage on the hot and sunny days! Add a dropper to the hopper as well come mid afternoon to keep the bite rolling. For those who can pick pockets the streamer bite has been highly productive as well.
We’re anticipating an epic fall experience and have some select days still available and they’re going fast, so to book your slot; please call 307-413-0669 or email; [email protected] Tight Lines!
Upper Green River Pinedale Wyoming Fishing Report
Flows at Warren Bridge; 1430 CFS
Flows at LaBarge; 3210
The Upper Green River Pinedale Wyoming Fishing Report today is the bugs are really starting to pop and as the flows continue to stabilize, the fish are populating their typical habitats. The past few days have seen the afternoon temps rise so get out early! We’re seeing fish chow pmds, drakes and goldens! On the cooler mornings a dropper might get the bite going and as the bugs pop get you dry fly action on. During the afternoon sun when the temps are highest get your streamer in the game to keep the bite alive.
To book your trip or get the latest information please call 307-413-0669 or email; [email protected]
Snake River Jackson Hole Wyoming Fishing Report
Given this report on the Jackson dam flows being reduced today, the tributairy flows slowing dow, the Snake should be finally set into the summer season flows etc in the next few days. It’s fishing ok right now and there’s a ton of bugs out, which is all great news! To book your trip please call 307-413-0669 or email; [email protected].
Below is an update on the Bureau of Reclamation’s water operations in the upper Snake River watershed.
(Monday July 8, 2019)
Subject: 2019 Upper Snake River Operations Update
Purpose: The purpose of these Operation Updates is to provide information regarding Reclamation’s operations as the season progresses. The operations outlined in this update are based on the best data available at the time and are subject to change as new information becomes available. For additional information and resources, please visit our website at: https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/uppersnake/ .
Jackson Lake Dam
· Current Discharge = 3,100 cfs.
· Today (7/8) discharge will decrease to approximately 2,300 cfs.
The Upper Snake reservoir system is currently 91% full (3,661,459 acre-feet out of 4,045,695 acre-feet). From June 30th to July 6th unregulated inflow above Heise, ID, measured 109% of average. System inflows are receding at a moderate pace and outflows from the reservoirs in the system will be governed by natural flow and storage flow deliveries from this week until the late fall months when outflows will be adjusted down to winter flows in the October timeframe.
Jackson Lake’s discharge is being decreased today to the target summer flow from Jackson Lake Dam. The flow may be adjusted slightly during the summer months to target reaching a storage of approximately 577,000 acre-feet by October 1st.
Reservoir levels, reservoir discharge and river flows can be monitored on the USBR Hydromet page here: https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/
The Upper Snake “teacup” diagram which provides a graphical overview of system conditions can be accessed here: https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/burtea.html
Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report
Based on this information RDA will plan to start guiding on Fontenelle Dam until at least 7/14/2019 after the water and fish settle in for the season.
With the runoff tailing off, releases from Fontenelle Dam are scheduled to decrease from 3,800 cfs to 1,400 cfs by reducing bypass and power releases starting on July 8, 2019 and ending on July 11, 2019. This is according to the schedule below.
Fontenelle Dam Operational Changes 7/05/2019
Release Change (cfs)
Bypass Release (cfs)
Power Release (cfs)
Please note:*1,850 cfs or full powerplant capacity if determined to be different.
This notification supersedes the previous notifications. Releases following July 11th will continue at 1400 cfs until another notification is issued.
Dale Hamilton, P.E.
Manager, Resource Management Division
Provo Area Office, Bureau of Reclamation
Snake River Fishing Report
Flows below Jackson; 7500cfs
The Snake River Fishing Report from Jackson Hole Wyoming today is there’s bugs galore out there and the fishing yield is increasing every day! There’s caddis, yellow sallies and stones all over the place. The fish seem mostly interested in the caddis in the slower water below the riffles, eddies and side channels. Look for the water flows to increase as the temps do in the afternoons. There’s plenty of snow left to melt above 10.000 feet so the season is shaping up to be awesome! Be careful out on the water b/c there’s new strainers throughout the entire corridor so know your route before launching! To book your trip or to get the latest, please call us @ 307-413-0669 or email; [email protected]. Fish On!