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South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report 9/20/2018

Henry Winkler fishing

**Update 9/21/2108: The flow out of Palisades dropped 1,000 cfs this morning from just over 8,000 cfs to just over 7,000 cfs.  This is exactly what we were hoping for.  It was time to shake things up a bit and a drop in flows should get the bugs moving and the fish feeding a bit more.  It’s possible we might even see the last of the mutant golden stones emerge today and through the weekend.

Thank you for checking in with us for this week’s fishing report.  The weather this week has been fantastic, perfect Indian Summer conditions, blue skies and high temps in the 70’s.  Unfortunately, all this nice weather is affecting the fishing, it’s just a bit too nice.

We’re still catching fish with the best approach being to stay patient with a hopper dropper rig.  Streamers early morning or just before dark are also working.  What we really need is a change, either in this weather or the water flow…or both!  If we get a low-pressure system with cooler temps, clouds, and rain the fishing will improve dramatically. A little bit of weather will get the Blue Winged Olives and Mahogany Duns to hatch and bring the fish up to feed.  A drop in the flows would also encourage some bugs to hatch.

The long-term forecast is showing more of the same weather, we’ll be sure to update this report if things change before next Thursday.  Thanks again for checking in.