Happy Thursday and thanks as always for checking in on this week’s fishing report. Flows out of Palisades Reservoir dropped this week to 11,400 cfs. The water coming out of the dam is cold and clear making for great hatches and fishing. The Salmon Flies have pretty much moved through the system but there are still a few fish on the upper river that will eat a well placed “big bug” tight to the bank (like the legs touching the bank), especially under the overhanging brush. Further downsteam the action on the banks has turned to Golden Stones. In the afternoons the fish are keying in PMD’s and Sallies. There are several hours each afternoon where you should focus your attention on riffles. A two fly rig in the riffles, Sallie in front and PMD or PMD emerger in the back will turn heads. Foam lines and side channels will also have fish eating this setup.
If the fish are being finicky about your big dry on the banks or you just can’t keep is close enough to the bank a bead head dropper can save the day. We’ve got a great selection of all our guide’s favorite droppers in the shop so come on in and get set up.
Looking to avoid the crowds? The fishing on Palisades Reservoir has been very good and our veteran reservoir guru, Larry, would love to show you. The Snake River below American Falls also has some great fishing for Bass right now. Call the shop for details on either of these trips. 208.483.2222
Have a great weekend out there!