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...
A beautiful cutthroat trout caught on Fish Creek. 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 Creek and Lake Creek on Snake River Ranch are waters that GFA fishes exclusively, and they have been fishing well! We have been seeing a variety of mayflies and caddis hatching during the day. A BWO or parachute adams pattern will bring big fish to the surface. When the fish aren’t eating on top, a dry-dropper rig with a pheasant tail or hare’s ear are great options. There are a limited number of fishermen allowed on these creeks per day, so you are guaranteed to have the place to yourself. This is the best fishing in the valley right now, check out our private water page for more information. Sneaking up on big trout. ... See MoreSee Less
After a long and snowy winter, it is Spring in the Tetons! Sunny days have brought out dry flies, with skwala at the top of the menu. Starting the morning out with a dry-dropper rig will get you on fish before the big bugs hit the water. Fish are eating on top as the day warms up, so throw on a brown, black, or purple chubby for afternoon fishing. Warm weather bringing out the skwala dries. Streamers have been moving fish throughout the day, with the best eats on brown/olive/tan sculpin patterns. The river is moving well and the water temps are still pretty cool, so look to the slow and soft riffles to hold fish. Water clarity has been good, but we could see some changes as the week continues to warm and some of our record-breaking snowpack hits the Snake River drainage. Get out soon and enjoy the fishing! ... See MoreSee Less