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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Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Forecast 10.5.20:
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Fork of the Snake River is currently Excellent

Water flow: 5,920 cfs @ Irwin - 6,670 cfs @ Heise

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 54 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: When you can get on the water

Best stretch: The entire river system is fishing well.

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

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Mahoganies and BWOs as well as leftover Terrestrials.

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)

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Nymphing and streamer fishing is going to be your go to methods while moving from spot to spot looking for fish eating drys. Full WorldCast Anglers Fishing Reports can be viewed at

7-Day Forecast

Idaho Fish and Game will be conducting their electro-surveys on the days below and on the following pieces of water: 9.15 - 9.17 - Lorenzo 9.22 - 9.24 - Lorenzo 10.6 - 10.8 - Conant 10.13 - 10.15 - Conant

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