South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report May 11th, 2017

south fork brown trout

Hello anglers and welcome to this week’s fishing report.  Man, are we wishing we were on the river right now!  It’s a balmy 75 degrees this afternoon and the sky doesn’t get more blue.  At least we can always look at our live webcam. If you haven’t checked it out this week, take a look, we’ve moved it and updated it so the picture is WAY better and should make for some exciting viewing this summer.  If you’ve ever done an afternoon “Dam to Lodge” float with one our guides you know the magic that happens right in front of this camera.

Flows out of Palisades Reservoir are at 18,740 cfs and the reservoir is at 12% capacity and rising about 1% per day with this warm weather.  Our guides have been out guiding guests this week and while the water is high and off-color our guests are catching fish and loving this nice weather.

The fishing report is sounding a bit like a broken record with the high cold water so far this year and there’s more to come for sure in the coming weeks.  As mentioned in previous reports large nymphs fished deep are your best bet.  Find your biggest brightest stonefly nymphs, san juan worms, and egg patterns, then find some slow water to drop them in.  Don’t overlook giving streamers a try, again go for big ones that move a lot of water and are easily seen by the fish with the off-color water.

Fishing will remain a nymphing game for the foreseeable future but we’ll update the report weekly as things change.


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