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South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report 8/27/20

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Our last fishing report for August.  Wow, summer is cruising right by.

River Flow: Palisades reservoir is 68% full. The outflow dropped from 9,800 cfs to 9,200 cfs.  The water coming out of the dam remains cold and clear.

Weather: It’s great that the smoke cleared out and with a mix of sun, clouds, and a few showers it’s been a pleasant week on the river.  The forecast for Friday and Saturday looks to be sunny and warm with a big pattern change for Sunday with showers and a 10-degree drop in temps.

Fishing and Flies: If you’re out Friday and Saturday stick to the same plan as previous weeks; mutant golden stones early morning, hoppers, and other terrestrials and picky PMD eaters in the riffles.  A dry dropper rig is still the name of the game for most of our guides and guests on the river. If you’re not afraid to spice it up weather-wise on Sunday and Monday you’ll be rewarded with some excellent fishing if the forecast pans out. Cooler wet weather will motivate the fish and the bugs, especially B.W.O’s and Mahogany Duns.

We do have both guided fishing and lodging available in September.  September is a great month to be on the river with cooler temperatures, fewer anglers, and excellent hopper and small dry fly fishing. We’ve have not had any cases of COVID-19 among any of our guests, guides, and staff! Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions. Our phone number is 208.483.2222 or come by our fully stocked fly shop.

Have a great weekend and we’ll be back here with a fishing report next week.