Monday, January 11, 2016
It has been many months since I've written a report. It was a very busy fall and I will try to do a better job of keeping up with posts in the future. Our late summer and fall fishing was unbelievable this year, really some of the best I have ever seen. Consistent water flows all summer coupled with moderate water temperatures led to great fish growth and reliable feeding activity. I spent most of my time this fall fishing specifically in the Jackson Hole and western Wyoming area with no major trips out of the area for me as a result of being in nursing school. The Snake river was exceptionally good this fall. I've been seeing higher numbers of the abnormally large fish in the snake over the past few years with a large number of big browns being caught. It seems like the closer you are to the dam the more likely you are to see some of those browns. The big cutthroat seem to be spread around throughout the river system. Here are some pictures of Snake river fish including 24 and 25 inch brown trout caught by Scott Smith (check out the like to his blog) in the same day. A client of mine had landed a 24inch brown on a beetle pattern in July, in the same location as Scott's fish, that I believe was actually the same fish that Scott ended up catching. I'll post some additional fall updates here shortly.