Fishing Report - June 27, 2018
The big news this week is the steady drop in flows across the board after heavy rains contributed to a significant spike in flows around the region early last week. Although much of the Snake and its tributaries continue to run high and off-color, the end of runoff is near, and the fishing is really coming into form around the valley. Look for tributaries such as Pacific Creek, Granite Creek and Crystal Creek to clear up and start fishing over the next week or so.
Locally, the tailwater stretch of the Snake from the dam to Pacific Creek continues to fish best with attractor nymphs, although fish are looking to the surface more each day. Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ears, CDC Pheasant Tails, and Mylar Prince Nymphs are cleaning up fished under large attractors, such as Chubby Chernobyls, Amy’s Ants or PMXs, or fished in tandem with a Pat’s Rubber Legs or beaded San Juan Worm. Streamers are also getting a fair amount of attention from the fish in that section and the small dry fly fishing is picking up.
Around the region, look for good stonefly and drake fishing on the Green (1,750cfs), the South Fork (13,500cfs), and the Henry’s Fork, with caddis, pmds and yellow sallies also on the menu.
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