South Fork of the Snake Fishing Report June 1st, 2017

Tanner Lewis fishing guide with brown trout

UPDATE: 6/2/17 flows were raised late last night to 12,200 cfs.

Welcome to June and thanks for checking in on our weekly fishing report.  It’s hard to believe it’s almost the weekend, hopefully, you are reliving the great fishing over last weekend.  Stable flows, gradually clearing water, and more aggressive trout all contributed to excellent fishing.

Flows out of Palisades are stable at 9,700 cfs and the reservoir is 52% capacity and filling quickly with inflows above 27,000 cfs.  The Bureau of Reclamation hinted that flows would increase this week but so far there has been no increase out of Palisades.  You can always take a peek at current flows here before you head out.

Fishing this week has been very good and the water is clearing up quickly as the reservoir fills.  We’ve had guides out every day on sections 1, 2, and 3 and fishing was good on each section.  Our guides report top producing flies this week include stonefly nymphs, specifically large Cheater Belly Stones, san juan worms, as well as a variety of bead head nymphs.  If flows remain stable through the weekend we should see some excellent fishing.  Nymphing slower moving banks, eddies, and riffles will produce fish.  If you have a favorite streamer don’t be afraid to give it a shot, as the water clears streamers will get more and more effective.

If you need flies (cheater bellies hint hint), licenses or a guide give us a call or swing by the shop.  208-483-2222


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