Flows at Moose: 2650 CFS
Flows below Jackson: 3130 CFS
The Snake River overall has been fishing consistently well and the flows have been very steady, just above 3,000 cfs for a while now on the lower end, and the fish are responding very well to the consistency. The milder temperatures as of late have helped water temperatures cool down and there is actually a little foliage that is starting to change colors in the high country and even around the river corridor in places. The graph below shows the varying water temperatures the over the past 19 days.
We’ve have seen that the cloudy / overcast / even rainy days have really benefited the fishing as those are the days when we’re seeing the most big fish. On the hotter / bright / sunny days the fish can be somewhat particular and expect to see some refusals here and there.
We have been trying to stick to fishing dry flies mainly, but that is not to say that fish will not eat nymphs. The dry flies that have been producing the most fish for us recently are : Fall stone imitations, (tan water walkers, etc) Dave’s Hopper, Yellow/Red Humpy, Chernobyl Ant, Green River Flying Ant, Cinnamon Ants , small beetle patterns, Mahoganies, Parachute Hare’s Ear, Parachute Adams, and a Parachute Pheasant Tail. Heck we’ve even seen a few hecubas as well.
When a nymph is needed we typically fish a Hopper/Dropper or Chubby/Dropper on slower moving banks and I like to fish a double nymph rig in the riffles, drop offs, and deeper holes. Pat’s Rubber Legs, Copper Johns, and Pheasant Tails have been very consistent.
The streamer bite has been getting better too and the patterns we have had the best luck are: Green Beldar Bugger, motos minnow, trash can, Galloups sex dungeons.
To book your fall fishing trip on the Snake River please call 307-739-7020 and get out there and have some fun!