Thursday, September 13, 2012

Snake River Drawdown Schedule

Below is the proposed drawdown schedule for the Snake River, obviously some things may change:

Date - Time - Change in Flow - Ending Flow
9/24/2012 0:00 2,150
9/24/2012 8:00 -160 1,990
9/24/2012 12:00 -160 1,830
9/24/2012 16:00 -160 1,670
9/25/2012 0:00 1,670 1,910
9/25/2012 8:00 -140 1,530
9/25/2012 12:00 -140 1,390
9/25/2012 16:00 -140 1,250
9/26/2012 0:00 1,250 1,460
9/26/2012 8:00 -120 1,130
9/26/2012 12:00 -120 1,010
9/26/2012 16:00 -120 890
 9/27/2012 0:00 890 1,070
9/27/2012 8:00 -100 790
9/27/2012 12:00 -100 690
9/27/2012 16:00 -100 590
9/28/2012 0:00 590 740
9/28/2012 8:00 -80 510
9/28/2012 12:00 -60 450
9/28/2012 16:00 -60 390
9/29/2012 0:00 390 487
9/29/2012 8:00 -50 340
9/29/2012 12:00 -40 300
9/29/2012 16:00 300
9/30/2012 0:00 300 337




 Be careful and aware of the river changing during these times! Stay Safe!

7 comments:

  1. what does this mean for fishing? Going to be in jackson the week of 24!

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  2. Jeremy,

    The fishing on the Snake will be ok during the drawdown and will only get better as the water stabilizes. The fishing on the South Fork, Teton, and Henry's Fork will prove productive during those times. Thanks!

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  3. I'm headed that way this coming weekend .... how long does stabilization take?

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  4. Ryan,

    The fishing on the Snake during the draw down was better than expected. We expect the Snake to fish well into the fall months. We are expecting some cooler weather this week that would be perfect for Baetis activity.

    Thanks.

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  5. Great - thanks for the info. I've been keeping an eye on weather and looks like the cold front hits tomorrow .... was wondering how that will affect the fishing. What Baetis patterns/sizes do you recommend. Any reason to bring the chubby chernobyls and october caddis i tied up (#8 and 10 respectively)?

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  6. Ryan,

    Nymphing on the Snake will be good with small rubberlegs, red copper johns, small pheasant tails and hare's ears, zebra midges and baetis imitations. Small dries will be the best on top - parachute adams, purple parchutes, and baetis imitations. Don't forget streamers - JJ Specials, McCunes Sculpins and Silvey's Sculpins. Throw a couple chubbies and october caddis in, you may be surprised. Good luck!

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  7. It's flow is just wonderful. There are so many interesting things on this river.

    Snake for Sale

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