The Snake: We are getting closer to normal summer levels on the Snake every day. Clarity has improved and we are right around the corner from some great fishing. Your best bet is fishing the soft water – riffles, trenches, slow eddies and banks. That said, we are starting to see the occasional hit in quick riffles, especially on an attractor pattern. Nymphing with rubber legs and mayfly nymphs has been productive. A hopper-dropper is also a good bet, with fish coming up to circus peanuts, water walkers, chubbies…foam!
Grey drake sipper on the Green river.
The Green: The Green is dropping and clearing. In general it is fishing best in the first half of the day, and cloud cover will often help with the dry fly bite. Drakes and chubbies are catching fish. A nymph rig or streamer stripped along the bank are also productive if the trout aren’t rising.
Hooked up on Fish Creek.
Spring Creeks: Lake creek and Fish creek are still fishing well. The bigger trout are getting a little pickier but are definitely still eating well presented flies. We are seeing a variety of bugs hatching on the creek, with PMDs and small caddis bringing fish to the surface. The trout are starting to key into foam, so hopper-dropper rigs are another great option. ... See MoreSee Less
Mid-July FishingSunny, beautiful day on the Green.The grey drake hatch is still going full force on the Upper Green. Days are warming up quickly so head to the river early to catch the hatch. There ar...
Sunny, beautiful day on the Green. The grey drake hatch is still going full force on the Upper Green. Days are warming up quickly so head to the river early to catch the hatch. There are also some fish eating golden stones more consistently (foam!) and a variety of other dries, think caddis, yellow sallies, and pmds. A dry with a worm dropper combo is also a good bet. The Green bumped up a bit last week, so focus on slower water. The Snake is still high, with water levels about twice the normal flow for this time of year. That said, the water is starting to green up and it seems like good fishing is right around the corner. If you can’t wait for things to clear up and have to hit the Snake now, don’t do it without a pocket full of Pat’s rubber legs and some pink worms. Brown on the Green. ... See MoreSee Less
The Green is fishing...well.Brown trout caught on the Green.Another nice brown from the Green river.The Green is in! We have had some great days on the Green river as it drops and clears. There have b...
Brown trout caught on the Green. Another nice brown from the Green river.
The Green is in! We have had some great days on the Green river as it drops and clears. There have been HUGE drake hatches and some of the fish are looking up to dries. Drakes and stone flies have attracted the most interest, with the promise of more stones on the way as both golden stones and yellow sallies have been hatching with increased frequency. The nymph fishing has been consistent and productive. Like the dries, a stone or mayfly nymph is a good bet, and the trusty worm in pink and red will produce fish. If the clouds roll in and you get an overcast day, dark streamers will move some big browns. Fish creek is still fishing well and a great wade option close to Jackson! It’s good to have lots of option when the bugs are hatching. ... See MoreSee Less
Emery Rheam with a beautiful cutty on Fish Creek. The Tetons continue to shed their massive snowpack and the rivers are still raging. These conditions will do a load of good for the fishery going forward. The rivers will, most likely, stay cooler longer (happy trout!) and late summer and fall fishing will be great. The high water also flushes sediment out of gravel beds, making ideal spawning habitat and healthier future fish populations…yay high water! Fortunately, if you have the itch to fish we are still having a lot of success on Cottonwood Lake and the Spring Creeks on Snake River Ranch. A variety of tactics are pulling a variety of trout, and there is a good chance that the warming weather will bring out dry flies. Come enjoy the beautiful summer weather with us, let’s catch fish!
Impromptu rowing lesson on Cottonwood Lake. You can’t beat the views! ... See MoreSee Less
The snow is coming down from the mountains and our regional waterways are seeing some of the highest water levels in years. It’s a great time to fish a lake or spring creek while the rivers get thei...
A beautiful brook trout on Cottonwood Lake A huge lake trout caught on Cottonwood Lake. The snow is coming down from the mountains and our regional waterways are seeing some of the highest water levels in years. It’s a great time to fish a lake or spring creek while the rivers get their annual refresh. Cottonwood Lake has been fishing really well, with cutthroat, lake, and brook trout eating streamers, dries and nymphs. Chironomids, leeches, damselflies, and callibaetis are all getting fish to the boat. The water on the lake is clear and the views can’t be beat! Cottonwood Lake fishing. ... See MoreSee Less
High water has hit the Rockies and the big rivers are running fast. While the fishing is on hold across most of the area, the spring creeks are still great options to get on some beautiful trout. Fish...