Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Skwalas and Caddis-Spring Fishing is Awesome!

In our last blog post, we celebrated the Jackson Hole/Teton Valley snow pack conditions.  Well, little has changed.  We received some warmer weather over the past weekend where we lost around 5% of our snow pack.  Don't despair as we received plenty of the new white cold snow last night.  Reports of six new inches in the town of Jackson and 1 to 2 feet above 9,000 feet are documented.  This leaves our snow pack around the 97% mark for the Snake River Basin and the 93% for the Henry's Fork/Teton Basin.  Not bad.  

Skwala consuming Snake River Cutty
After things warm back up from the recent winter storm that pushed through the area, fishing should hit it's pre runoff peak again.  The Snake River has been fishing in its true spring form fashion.  Cutthroats, hungry from a long winter, are looking to eat.  Skwala stoneflies, Caddis and Baetis have been getting those fish to look up and eat dries, including smaller foam patterns!  Get some before it blows out!

The Box Canyon
The Henry's Fork is also gaining the attention of many local anglers.  Spring is an excellent time to head to the Henry's Fork, many locals argue it is the best time.  Mother's Day Caddis have been buzzing around the Warm River to Ashton are as well as Baetis and March Browns.  A couple caddis have been spotted in the Box Canyon so it looks like those bugs are on the move upstream.  Good fishing is to be had throughout the entire Henry's Fork river system.  Down low, up high, in the middle, it's all good!

Henry's Fork Mother's Day Caddis have arrived!

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