South Fork of the Snake River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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South Fork of the Snake River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Fork of the Snake River is currently Excellent

Water flow: 8,000 cfs @ Irwin and 8,670 cfs @ Heise

Visibility: 45 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 59 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day!

Best stretch: Top to bottom is all good!

Best access point: Dam, Husky, Irwin, Spring Creek Bridge, Conant, Cottonwood, Wolf, Byington and Lorenzo

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Terrestrials are present and as well as our fall hatches of Mahoganies, Baetis and Hecuba Drakes.

Fish species: Cutthroat, Rainbow, and Brown trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: May 15 - November 1)

Nearest airport: Jackson Hole, WY (45 mins.) / Idaho Falls, ID (1.5 hours)/ SLC, UT (4 hours)

South Fork of the Snake River Description

Rated as the top cutthroat stream in the West, the South Fork is a tailwater fishery that flows out of Palisades Dam on the border of Wyoming and Idaho. The diversity of hatches, both aquatic and terrestrial, exceedss other rivers of the West, and gives the South Fork the reputation for the best dry fly fishing in the world. Wild populations of native Yellowstone Cutthroat and Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroat ...

Techniques & Tips

Fall fishing is on the way! Dry Dropper fishing is king! Single terrestrials close to banks is getting them to eat. Small dry fly fishing on the riffles is on! Be on the lookout for Baetis and Mahoganies on cool/overcast days. Nymphing has also been productive.

7-Day Forecast

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