Sunday, July 26, 2009

Good flows and Great Fishing

We are seeing very healthy flows on The South Fork, Henry's Fork, and Snake rivers right now. The Teton is still in great shape and fishing very well. On the South Fork, we have been seeing good hatches of PMD's, Golden Stones, and yellow sallies; hoppers will be a good option in the days to come also. Dry fly fishing on the Teton and it's tributaries has been excellent - big foam flies like Chernobyl Ants, Water Walkers, and Fat Alberts have all been producing well. The Snake in Wyoming has been fishing very well as of late, and dry fly fishing is really beginning to take off. Smaller PMX and Stimulators have been bringing plenty of Cutthroat to the net. If you're in the Jackson area, you may also consider making a trip up the Hoback or Gros Ventre rivers, both of which are fishing well. Flat Creek on the National Elk Refuge opens on August 1, adding yet another fishing option for anglers. There's lots of water available to area anglers right now, so get out there while you can!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer Dry Fly Fishing is Here!

Dry fly fishing on the South Fork is kicking off with a bang this week as salmonflies, golden stones, PMD's and Yellow Sallies are all hatching in good numbers. We have seen very good fishing with big foam dry flies in the canyon this week, and there are some fish moving onto the riffles to feed on hatching PMD's. Flows will continue to drop through the weekend and we're expecting the fishing to keep getting better.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Good News on The South Fork

We've finally gotten some good news on the South Fork. Flows have begun to drop and it appears that The Bureau of Rec will continue to drop flows daily. They are forecasting the river to be down to around 15,000 CFS by next week and will drop the flows to between 12 and 13,000 where they should remain for the duration of the summer. This means the great fishing we have all been itching for is just around the corner. Word is the big bugs are beginning to appear on the lower river and should be making their way into the canyon over the next week. Knock on wood, but this could make for some epic dry fly fishing if flows continue to drop. We'll keep you updated as the reports begin to trickle in.

The other good news is that we are starting to fish the Teton regularly now and fishing is improving by the day. Visibility is good despite the high flows and streamers have been the ticket. As for The Snake in Wyoming... well, we're still waiting. It's down to 16,000 at Alpine as of this morning. All we can say is as soon as it starts to fish, we will let you know! Right now if you're looking to fish near Jackson you are best off headng into the parks for a day on the lakes or up in Yellowstone on The Firehole or Madison. Give the Orvis store in Jackson a call at 307-733-5407 for up to the minute info on fishing in the Greater Yellowstone area. Get out there and fish!!!