Fly Fishing Report- Summer Fishing begins!
What are the fish biting on today? Check back often for our latest Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report update!
July 8, 2018
The Snake River in Jackson Hole is ready to fish on nearly every section from the dam to the canyon. Clarity is about 2′ or more and flows are at the seasonal average coming out of runoff, about 6500 at Moose and 9400 above Palisades. Hatches have been steady on the upper section and the fishing excellent, look for sallies, golden stones and PMD’s. Elsewhere the hatches are just starting, seeing sallies and golden stones mostly. Expect smaller fish until August but you will find them very abundant.
Snake River Tributaries
Local tribs are looking good and most are fishing well. Try Pacific Creek, the Gros Ventre, Flat Creek and the Hoback River. All have lots of small cutthroats eating dry flies with a few big fish lingering deeper. The Buffalo Fork needs a couple more weeks to settle and drop, by then everything will be in its prime. Try sallies and attractor dries.
Flows are murky but good, 12,000cfs. Expect good hatches for a while now, PMD’s, Salmonflies and golden stones. Nymph droppers are deadly so keep that in play for more success.
Flows are good and dropping steadily. We have had good luck on sallies and small attractor dries followed by a small dropper.
Teton Park Lakes
JACKSON LAKE: Flying ants are getting good looks in back bays and some points are still holding a few nice macs in 30fow. White and olive streamers can move good browns nearly anywhere, awesome place!
JENNY LAKE: Flying ants late in the evening can get some big cutthroats up.
Flows are good, clear and staying cold for now. Levels above 1200 is still a tad high but this spreads the fish out and gives them good cover to hide from anglers, sun and predators. Streamers in the morning and larger dry flies through the afternoon. Keep an eye out for warming water below Swains on the Green and below Boulder on the New Fork
Yellowstone National Park
Firehole River is fishing early but flows are warm after noon. No recent report on the lakes, likely good early and late.