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South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report 8/23/2018

Milo Hays Fish Flop

Milo with a fin to the face, nearly a #fishflopfriday.

It’s Thursday which means the weekend is right around the corner and that means it’s almost time to fish. This week fishing has been really good.  A small drop in the river and some cloudy, cooler weather mixed things up for the better.  We have had good hatches of PMD’s and Caddis with the cloudy weather and the water drop triggers the mutant golden stones to hatch.  This led to better dry fly fishing than the last few weeks and the return of more fish eating “big foam.”

I was able to get out and fish on Tuesday afternoon and while the fishing wasn’t on fire we did catch fish on literally everything we tried.  We started out fishing a small golden stone to imitate a mutant and caught two fish on the first grassy bank.  The first back eddy we came to produced a nice fish on a double bead head nymph rig.  We threw streamers down Pine Creek bank and caught several small fish and turned one big brown.  The first riffle we stopped in had several small cutthroat eating PMD’s and just before dark the fishing really got good with the evening caddis hatch.

The moral of the above story is that the fish are eating and you may have to mix it up but it doesn’t get much more fun than that.  As I’ve recommended before having multiple rods set up will make things  more efficient and you’ll catch more fish.

If you like twitching chernobyl ants on the South Fork now is a great time “pitch and twitch” as the mutants are usually only around until the first heavy freeze which as we all know is probably only 2 or 3 weeks away.

Please come by the shop or give us a call if you have questions, need some fishing gear, or the best flies.

Have fun out there!