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South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report 10/19/2023

On calm afternoons, expect fish to be “podded up” rising to Blue Winged Olive and Mahogany Duns.  If the wind picks up the hatch won’t happen, you can nymph or find a more sheltered area of the river.  Remember, don’t leave fish to find fish, if you come across a group of fish feeding stick with them and if you fish them out try to find an area with similar traits (sun, flow, wind, foam, depth, etc.)

The forecast calls for temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above average which will make for a lull in the hatches, next week looks cooler with rain returning.

Top Flies this week –

Dry flies: Parachute Adams, Purple Haze, Griffith’s Gnat Size 16-20

Emergers: Soft hackle BWO, RS2 Size 16-18

Nymphs: Rubberlegs, Slit Case BWO, TNT Tungsten Jig Size 16-18

Streamers: Pick your favorite but remember your best bet is a cloudy day.

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