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South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report 9/6/2018

South Fork of the Snake River | Marshall Geller with Cutthroat Trout

Flows dropped in the last part of August to 8,600 cfs.  This opens up some more wade fishing opportunities, especially on the river below Heise.  The lower river, in particular, has been fishing well so get out there.

We are still seeing good hatches of mutant golden stones, the best approach here is to fish really early in the morning.  Twitching chernobly ant type patterns close to banks, riffles, and gravel bars will turn fish until the sun climbs high in the sky.  It’s tough to get out that early but it can be worth it.

PMD’s continue to hatch, and the riffle fishing can still be good especially on the lower river.  Hoppers, ants, and beetles will also turn fish.  On cloudy days look for hatches of BWO’s and Mahogany Duns and throw those streamers!  The young of the year are edible now and the bigger fish will be looking for them.

The Jackson Hole One Fly will be competing on the upper river as well as the canyon section this weekend, yet another reason to fish early or head to the lower river.

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