What a lovely time of year…the leaves are changing, tourist season has slowed, and the fish are still eating foam! The Snake continues to fishing well. Fishing with foam has been really consistent. Lots of different patterns (hopper, ant, stonefly) and colors (the whole rainbow) have been working, depending on the stretch of water you are fishing. We are also seeing some hatches through out the day, mostly mayflies and caddis. PMD patterns are fishing well. There have been a few Hecuba spotted and a larger mayfly pattern can also get eats. The streamer fishing is picking up and cloud cover seems to really help get the fish moving. Look to banks, structure and riffles for the most consistent bites.
This week on the Snake saw more big fish eating on the surface, and we are excited about it! Terrestrials are getting the trout fired up, hitting a variety of foam patterns such as circus peanuts and the trusty chubby chernobyl. We are seeing the occasional PMD and caddis hatch, so these are also good choices if you see bugs flying around. A hopper-dropper is a great way to start the day as you wait for the grasshoppers to start buzzing around.
Fishing on the spring creeks is still good and we are seeing nice fish come up on dries. If you have a hankering to wade around a beautiful creek with big fish, this is your spot!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Grand Fishing Adventures
Owner Operator: Mike Rheam
P.O. Box 582
Teton Village, WY 83025
TEL: 307 734-9684