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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Winter fishing opportunities will be optimal during calm warm days.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Fork of the Snake River is currently Good

Water flow: 4,720 cfs @ Irwin and 4,610 cfs @ Heise

Visibility: 45 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 36 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Warmest parts of the day during the Winter seasons

Best stretch: Mostly the upper section but the lower river can produce some great winter fishing days.

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

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Winter hatches will be dominated by Midges.

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

Winter fishing is here! Nymphing will be the most productive. Don't be surprised if you see some fish eating midges in slow slack water areas.

7-Day Forecast

Winter fishing around Jackson Hole is all about watching the weather. When you see a warm up, get ready. Full WorldCast Anglers Fishing Reports can be viewed at

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