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South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report 8/29/2019

drift boat on the south fork of the snake

Thank you for checking in on this week’s fishing report.  If you’re like me then you’re looking forward to some river time over the Labor Day weekend!  If you’re fishing this weekend then you’ve got a lot to look forward too.  Let’s dive in.

I sound like a broken record talking about all the cold, clear water flowing out of Palisades Dam but I do believe it’s the key to a consistent summer of fly fishing. Consistent is what we’ve got…consistently solid fishing, hatches, and trout.  There’s no sign of a summer slow down either, we continue to have great fishing on the banks, riffles, foam lines and side channels with fish targeting PMD’s, Caddis, Ants, Beetles, Hoppers, etc.  Riffle fishing requires you to bring your A-game but if you approach riffles with caution, pay attention, and have a good assortment of flies you’ll get them.  Channel your inner Blue Heron.

Fishing remains most consistent in the canyon stretches (Conant to Cottonwood or Cottonwood to Byington) but we’ve had guides out on all stretches of the river and there have been no complaints. Pick your favorite section, call in your shuttle, fill up your cooler and go fish!

No boat or cooler?  Call us! We’ve got trips available on the Snake and something special waiting for you and your friends on Palisades Reservoir.  Bonus tip: Nobody likes “laboring” over a meal over the holiday make dinner reservations with us by calling 208.483.2222

Our fly shop is open daily with a full selection of the best flies, Tim and the rest of the fly shop team will gladly help you pick out some top performers and answer any questions you might have.


Have a great weekend out there!