South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report July 27, 2017

Chase Hines, South Fork Brown Trout

Phew, maybe we’ve finally turned the corner?  The last several days our guides have reported catching some nice fish on dry flies!  FINALLY!

Flows have dropped substantially this week and are stable now at 10,000 cfs.  At this flow there is a lot of fishable water opening up and while you still need a guide and/or a boat to access the best water there is a lot of great wade fishing opening up.  Does it get any better than hooking fish ankle deep in the cool waters of the Snake?

A big dry with a dropper has been the name of the game.  Standard South Fork favorites like Chubby Chernobyls and Eldon’s Ant along with droppers like Beah Head Pheasant Tails or Lightning Bugs.  The big fish seem to be looking up with 4 fish over 20″ landed yesterday.  Does that get you excited for the weekend?  I’m excited!

Swing by our shop or give us a call if you need more tips on flies, floats, licenses, etc.  We’re here to help. 208.483.2222

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