Snake River Fishing Report/Update
February 8, 2018
Snake River Fishing Report/Update: As of today the Upper Snake River drainage is sitting pretty at 87% with the collective snowpack at 120%. Check out the graphic below:
Currently the fishing on the Snake River has been very good and consistent due to the mild winter and temperatures. The Midge hatches have been prolific in the mid day hours. Look for the nymphing to be best below and in the riffles and the surface action mostly in the polls and eddy lines. When the water temps are warmer the streamer bite has been getting more consistent.
Try using gnats, parachute midges, skittering midge, bobs 5 second midge and matts midges for dries, size 18-22. Nymphs; try the zebra midge, jays sparkle midge and disco midge. Streamers; Try either a olive, black bugger or any type of small sculpin imitation.
The nymph rig we’ve been using is a 7 ft 4x leader with a pheasant tail as the point fly and the midge as the trailer. The indicator and weights should be able to be moved to compensate for the variable depths of the riffles. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO REMOVE YOUR GLOVES WHEN HANDLING THE FISH! THIS ALLOWS THE FISH’S SLIME TO STAY ON THEIR BODY THEREFORE GIVING THEM A MUCH BETTER SURVIVAL RATE.
We’re currently booking the summer season for 2018 and looking forward to having you out for a day of guided fishing. Please call us @ 307-413-0669 or email [email protected].