jackson hole wyoming fly fishing report

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report


What are the fish biting on today?  Check back often for our latest Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report update!

May 14, 2017

Snake River

Happy Mother’s Day! The Snake River in Jackson Hole is in a full runoff mode. Snowpack for the drainage is dropping but still has a staggering 138%. This week’s cooler weather will slow the melting but we do not expect fishing to improve for many weeks. The river has a short viable option below Jackson Lake dam and this is where we are focusing our guiding until Yellowstone Park opens. The section below the dam can fish well for good sized cutthroats and browns with streamers and nymphs. Flows at the dam are 2000 cfs, at Moose are 8000 cfs… canyon 20,000 cfs!!!

Snake River Tributaries

Every tributary is blown out, play it safe out there!

South Fork

This river is cranking as the Bur. of Rec. makes space in Palisades as the snow melt season continues. 16-18,000cfs is marginally fishable and flows are dirty. Some fish being caught on worms and streamers in the cold, dirty flow. We no longer guide this river through Heise Expeditions, we recommend you call WorldCast Anglers, The Lodge at Palisades Creek or Three Rivers Ranch.

Salt River

Very high! 3900 cfs. We think early July for this gorgeous river.

Teton Park Lakes

Ice came off about 10 days ago and fishing has been mixed or slow but some action here and there. Lake levels are rising and this can displace the hot spring bite. Still worth going!

Green River

Super high and a big snow pack yet remain hopeful for late June, more likely mid July if we get more snow. Snowpack sits around 158%!

Yellowstone National Park


Closed for the Season! Memorial Day weekend is the opener! Firehole River will be running high but can fish rather well if the bugs come off, stay tuned! BWO’ s and caddis.