Fly and Ice Fishing Report- Winter Solstice
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December 12, 2020
The Snake River in Jackson Hole has slipped into its winter pattern. Cold, icy flows will prevent any significant feeding yet with a warm trend in weather, some afternoons can produce a few whitefish and maybe a couple trout. Some days you may see a few midges but in general insect hatches are at a minimal until late in Feburary. Dead drift streamers in deep, slow runs to pick up a wintering cutthroat or try nymphing small zebra midges in slow riffle drop offs. Be safe out there and PLEASE, FISH BARBLESS HOOKS AND TAKE CARE OF OUR PRIZED NATIVE CUTTHROATS!
Snake River Tributaries
Very cold flows, observe some closures.
Lava Creek Ranch Ice Fishing
Good hard ice since mid November. Recent thickness 12″ and very safe. We are using small marabou jigs and having good luck after 10am most days. This is our private lake access and most of the fish we encounter are between 16″ and 21″! If interested in a guided ice fishing trip to LCR give Scott a call @ (307)690-4347.
Flows are frigid and activity slow.
Teton Park Lakes
JACKSON LAKE: Most bays are iced in with fishable ice between 4″-8″. Main lake is slowly capping and should be safer by the new year. Lots of browns and cutts near bay openings, lakers are spread out. Use extreme caution here and continuously check thickness and hardness before venturing out, have a plan. If you don’t know, don’t go!
JENNY LAKE: Good hard ice. Look along drop offs in 20′-30′ for trophy lakers.
Cold flows, no activity
Yellowstone National Park
Closed for the season