South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report 7/3/2018

Salmon Fly on the Snake River

We’re putting up this week’s fishing report a few days early here’s why;

  1. So you have an up to day report for fishing on the 4th of July
  2. The flow out of Palisades dropped to a perfect 14,000 cfs last night
  3. We’ll be out fishing so better post it now!

If you’ve been anywhere near the river in the last week then you’ve seen the gulls working the various hatches.  We’ve got insects hatching from the Dam all the way to Menan.  On the upper river from the Dam to Conant, we are seeing an excellent PMD & Yellow Sally hatch each afternoon.  Nymphing has been the best option (stonefly nymph trailed with your favorite PMD nymph imitation), but with the water dropping and clearing expect to see more dry fly action.

From Conant down, you’ll run into Salmon Flies, Little Yellow Sallies, PMD’s, Caddis, and even a few Green Drakes.  Nymphing has still been producing the bulk of the fish, especially in the morning, but we are seeing more and more fish caught on dry flies each day.

Like the fireworks on the 4th, the South Fork is going to explode over the holiday with great hatches, great fishing, and lots of people out enjoying the river.  Have fun, be patient, and if you want to avoid as many people as possible, consider an early morning or late evening float, or a more obscure section of the river to float.

Give us a call or stop by the shop if you need anything.  208.483.222.  Have a great 4th of July!

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