Fall fishing is here!
The South Fork of the Snake and the trout we love really turned a corner this week. Cooler weather and a drop in flows triggered more fall-like fishing. While we are still having good success with big dry/dropper rigs we are also now seeing hatches of Blue Winged Olives and Mahogany Duns. On the surface top patterns, this week include Chubby Chernobyl’s in size 8 and 10, Water Walkers in size 8, Parachute BWO’s in 16 and 18, and Purple Haze in 16. For nymphs, a size 26 or18 Olive Tungsten Thread midge has been good as has the Duracell Nymph in size 16.
It’s absolutely beautiful in Swan Valley right now, just take look at the webcam. It looks like the weather this weekend will be very nice with a cool down and maybe some rain next week. I would expect even better fishing to arrive with the cooler weather next week.
In other news we are having a huge sale in the fly shop right now 50% OFF all summer shirts, pants, shorts, etc. so swing by. We still have a few dates available in October for fishing, waterfowl hunting or both. Call Shayde or Justin at 208.483.2222 for more information.
Mark your calendars for the BLM’s Wild and Scenic event on October 11th at the Conant Valley boat ramp from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The BLM and other local groups and organizations will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. For questions or more details contact the Idaho Falls District Office here.