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South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report 10/22/2020


This week’s report features a great cast, blast, and cook video produced by some of our guests last week. Thanks guys!

The lodge is now closed for the season.  We want to say a big “Thank You!” to everyone for a fun, safe, and successful season.  We weren’t sure back in the Spring what our Summer was going to look like but it turned out great.  We have big news coming for 2021 including the opening of another fly shop in the new Rainey Creek Center!  Stay tuned here for more updates or sign up for our newsletter below.

Well, we seemed to have gone from Indian Summer to Fall and now Winter in just 3 fishing reports.  Wow!  It appears this week’s fishing report will contain snowflake emoji’s but all is not lost, read on, as we’ll discuss the South Fork of the Snake but also a report from where several of our guides headed this week.

River Flow: **Update** The flows dropped at 12:00 today to 1,750 cfs.  This will open up a lot of wade fishing opportunities as you can now walk nearly anywhere you want if you’re willing.  Float fishing will still be good but keep in mind your floats will take much longer than they are in the summer, plan accordingly.

Weather: It appears a winter storm will roll in Saturday morning with historically cold temperatures in its wake.  Things appear to warm up later next week.  If you’re on the river this weekend dress really warm and be careful.

Fishing: Streamer fishing has been excellent this week.  Save the afternoon for BWO’s and Mahogany Duns.  Brown trout are getting aggressive while the Cutthroat and Rainbows casually sip mayflies when they hatch.

Main Snake River: As the water cools below American Falls we are seeing excellent fishing on the Main Snake River.  Several of our guides have already “made the move” from the South Fork to the Snake to chase trophy fish this winter.  Temperatures are milder near Pocatello during the winter making this a stellar option.  We are offering both walk and wade as well as drift boat fly fishing trips all winter.

Hunting: Our guides continue to scout for the best hunting grounds and we’ve had some great river and field hunts. Give us a call if you’d like to come out with us.

The lodge is now closed for the winter.  Please give us a call if you need anything 208.483.2222.