Monday, February 15, 2016
Spring Fishing 2/15/16
I spent this past weekend doing a little spring fishing with a buddy of mine. We've been having unseasonably warm weather in Jackson Hole and the local area so it felt appropriate to take a break from skiing and do some fishing. The weather was great and the fishing was excellent. We caught a good number of large browns and rainbows on both nymphs and streamers. The best nymphs were midges, san juans, small pink and orange scuds, and small baetis imitations. The best streamers were heavy jig style flies fished slow with a lifting, bouncing motion. We looked long and hard for any surface activity but it still seems to be just a bit early for the dry fly fishing. We did also see a few rainbows starting to build their redds in preparation for spawning. If you do see fish on any light/white gravel areas please do try to avoid walking on those areas and avoid fishing to the fish on the light gravel. This will help to preserve our future trout populations. However, if you drift your flies into the dark pockets downstream of these fish you can often capitalize on other rainbows and browns that are not in the process of spawning but are looking to eat what the spawning fish are kicking up.