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South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report 9/9/2021

Cole Suttheimer fishing guide

This week’s report is a tale of two seasons.  Right now we are stuck in between summer and fall.  Our summer hatches are waning, PMD’s, Caddis, Golden Stones, etc., and our fall hatches, Blue Winged Olives, Mahogany Duns have yet to really kick-off.  If you’re out on the river today the forecast is for haze and 93…that’s going to feel like summer and you’re probably going to find most of your fish on a double nymph rig below an indicator and possibly some fish on terrestrial patterns if you’ve got your A-game.

It appears things will turn more fall-like with the high temperatures forecasted to be in the 70’s over the weekend with some showers rolling in Friday night.  If cooler/wet weather does prevail we should see good hatches of Blue Winged Olives (BWO’s) and Mahogany Duns.

The Jackson Hole One Fly competition is this weekend.  It’s always held the same weekend each year so it’s fun to look back on flies that have won in the past.  You can see past fly winners here (note that some of the top-scoring flies won on the Snake River in Jackson and not the South Fork)  With the weather change, it may be hard for some competitors to chose their fly.  In the past, I’ve had great days in the One Fly on everything from tiny bead heads, big nymphs, streamers, big dries and little dries.  Isn’t that the fun part about fishing?  Every day is different.

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