South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report 10/3/2019

south fork of the snake brown trout

Well, just like that it’s October and our minds shift (just slightly) to the waterfowl opener this weekend.  Let’s dive into this week’s report.

The flow out of Palisades dropped yesterday to a very “fallish” 3,300 cfs and the reservoir is actually filling slightly at 70% capacity up from 66% or so just a few weeks ago.  Lower flows mean longer floats, great wade fishing for all anglers, and fish starting to move into their more winter-ish holding spots.

The cold weather this week has pretty much put an end to terrestrials, PMD’s, and mutant stones but we continue to see good afternoon hatches of BWO’s and Mahogany Duns especially on cloudy days.  The same details provided in last week’s report apply for this week; nymphs (BWO and Mahogany nymph imitations) and/or streamers in the morning while you bide your time for the afternoon mayflies.  Depending on the weather you can expect to see the BWO’s and Mahogany Duns hatch anywhere from Noon to 4:00 and the hatch can last all afternoon or sometimes just an hour or so.  Our guides report that the fishing from Conant to Lorenzo has been better than the Dam to Conant so keep that in mind if you’re floating this weekend.

Our guides are excited to start the mixing things up a bit with the Cast N’ Blast season teeing off this Saturday morning.  If you’d like to give this great mashup of outdoor sports a try give us a call and we’ll get you out there at “o dark 30”, waterfowl season continues through December

A few reminders:

  • Our MASSIVE fly shop sale continues with items up to 75% OFF
  • Our dining room is open for your dining pleasure by reservation, we ask that you make reservations at least 24 hours in advance.
  • November means TROPHY Trout on the Main Snake and the South Fork book now for your chance to hold one of your own!

Call 208.483.222 or email [email protected] if we can help.

Have a great weekend!

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