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South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report 10/5/17

south fork of the snake river brown trout

Thank you for checking in on this week’s report. You can pretty much just read last weeks report as not much has changed.  Fishing has been excellent this week with stable flows, fishy weather (bring your rain gear, warm clothes, and layer up), and great hatches.

The last few weeks have been some of the most consistent dry fly fishing we’ve had all year with good hatches of B.W.O’s and Mahogany Duns every afternoon.  We’re still seeing a surprising amount of fish eating “big foam”, chernobyl ant type patterns, chubby chernobyls etc.  and as you know the big foam gets really deadly with a small bead head representing a BWO nymph or emerger below it.  Streamer fishing has also been good when the hatch subsides.

The water is a bit off color coming out of Palisades, most likely due to the reservoir “flipping over” with the temperatures dropping.  This hasn’t affected the fishing and the water clears up by the time it reaches Conant.

We’re really excited to kick off “Cast and Blast” season this Saturday morning and still have a few dates open in October and November if you want in on the action.  Give us a call 208-483-2222.

If you’re rolling through Swan Valley stop by the fly shop, all clothing is 30% off and fly fishing gear is 50% off.  Great time of year to gear up and save.