Sunday, August 2, 2015
This has been a great water year for us and the fishing continues to be excellent. The Snake and the Salt Rivers are fishing very well. The Green river is still fishable, but the water level is very low and it can be difficult to get a boat down it without spooking all the fish. On the Snake River we've been fishing mostly PMD patterns and terrestrials, but the tricos should be starting soon. Streamers and nymph droppers are always effective, but we tend to fish primarily dries. Here's a picture of a good client of mine with a massive 21 inch Cutty that sipped a size 14 beetle on an inside turn earlier this week. I've also included a few other client pictures from the past week or two.
Friday, July 24, 2015
The Snake is still fishing great. Dry fly action with stonefly patterns, caddis, and PMDs has been fantastic. The tricos are just starting on both the Snake and Green rivers and should provide some excellent technical dry fly fishing. Most of my trips recently have been on the Snake River with some quality fishing and a few more large fish starting to show up. I haven't been to the Green in the past week but it should be starting to pick up as the water levels drop and both the tricos and yellow sallies get going.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Fishing has been great recently with much of the best action being on the Snake River. It's full on dry fly season at this point with only the occasional nymph dropper. The best combo has been a larger stonefly dry with a smaller mayfly or caddis imitation off the back. My apologies for the brief update, I'll try to get a more detailed one out soon. Thanks to Shelby Stone for sending these pictures from his family's trip on the Snake river with me.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! I was fortunate enough to have a good buddy in from out of town and my family visiting from Colorado. I was able to take my buddy JB and my father out fishing for a few days, something that we don't get to do as often as I would like. Fortunately our fishing was very good. We had excellent dry fly sight fishing for some quality browns and rainbows. As far as the rivers go, the Snake ans Salt rivers have been fishing really well with both dries and nymph droppers. The fishing has been getting better on a daily basis and we're starting to catch some bigger fish. The rivers flows have been great recently and the fishing should continue to improve as long as the flows remain stable. The Green is still fishing well with a consistent gray drake and PMD hatch, but the water is beginning to warm up later in the day. This means we've been getting on the river earlier in the day and getting off a little earlier after the fishing has slowed down and the water has warmed up. This way we're hitting the prime fishing times and avoiding stressing the fish when the water gets up in the upper 60 degree range.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Fishing has turned on in a big way. I've been slammed so I don't have much time to write a report, but the fishing on all the rivers that I fish has been excellent. We're fishing mostly dries at this point and catching some big fish. Here are some pictures from the past few weeks, I also have some great video but need to try and process it to be posted.
Friday, June 12, 2015
The fishing options have been a bit limited in our area recently. The recent heavy rains have caused the majority of the Snake, Green, and and Salt Rivers to be blown out. The Firehole has been abnormally warm and is not fishing well due to that. The bright spots have been both Lewis Lake and the upper portion of the Snake below Jackson Lake Dam. Both of these areas have been fishing well, with the dry fly fishing really starting to pick up. I've been on the upper Snake for the past five days with good success on both stonefly patterns and smaller mayfly imitations. These areas should continue to improve everyday and hopefully the Green and Salt rivers will begin to clear here shortly. Some of these pictures are from up by the dam, some of the others are from a coupled weeks ago before runoff blew out many of our rivers.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
May is a great time of year in our area. There are so many different fun things to do and the weather can feel like summer. Some buddies and I have spent some time hunting elk sheds and collecting morel mushrooms in the area. I've been fortunate enough to find a few nice elk sheds and tons of morels this year. In one day, a buddy and I managed to collect 21lbs 5oz of morel mushrooms, a personal best for me. If you've never tried these mushrooms you're doing yourself an injustice. They are incredible whether sauteed alone or paired with elk or beef steaks. As far as the fishing goes, Jackson lake has been spectacular. The ice just recently came off of the lake and we've been crushing Macks since then. These Mackinaw trout will eat both flies and lures with bright colored flies and lures in the 3-5 inch range tending to be the best. These fish are really shallow at the moment and we've been able to sight fish to them in 2-6ft of water. Its kinda like flats fishing in a large, cold, northern Wyoming lake.