South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report 6/13/2019

south fork fishing report - brown trout

Welcome to this week’s fishing report. Hopefully, you’re headed out on the water with your Dad this weekend, or you are a Dad and get to go fishing! This week’s report mirrors last week’s report. The only change this week is in the flows on the South Fork.

The Bureau of Reclamation increased the flow out of Palisades from 9,000 cfs to 12,000 cfs to keep the reservoir tracking on their flood control parameters. The goal is to fill the reservoir to 100% in the coming week or two. Hopefully when the reservoir fills the inflow will have dropped enough that we don’t see any drastic changes to the flows. We do expect to see some flow adjustments next week as run off from the mountains above 10,000 feet peaks.

On the South Fork, nymphs and streamers are still the names of the game, I’m starting to sound like a broken record but changes are coming! The guides are reporting large salmon fly nymphs getting closer to shore on the lower river, seeing the big guys crawling when flipping rocks. I would imagine a few adult salmon flies will be spotted on the lower river by next week’s fishing report unless the flows get moved up too much. Time will tell!

Looking for other fishing options? Palisades reservoir has been fishing really well. Larry (the mayor of Irwin, ID) has been taking guests out on his Pontoon boat and doing well. The Main Snake is still churning out small mouth bass on streamers, where 50 fish days are not uncommon. To book either of these trips or a day on the South Fork give us a call.

In other news, our dining room and fly shop are both open seven days a week now. Come by the shop or give us a call to make dinner reservations!

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!

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