Fishing Report - July 25, 2018
Peak season is here! Rivers are clear, reservoirs are full and the outlook for the rest of the season could hardly be better! The Snake has started to fish very well over the last week. Yellow Sallies, PMDs, and Caddis are hatching regularly, while grasshoppers, ants and beetles have started to come into play with the hot, dry weather. Dry dropper rigs have been producing best with a Chubby Chernobyl, Amy’s Ant, or PMX on top and a beaded attractor nymph trailing about 3 to 4 feet below. The local tribs have cleared up and offer exceptional fishing opportunities, especially for the wading angler. Look for the Gros Ventre and Hoback to fish best this week, although Pacific Creek is still in play and the Buffalo Fork will only get better. Don’t shy away from terrestrials as they have been very effective on the tribs and will become even more important items on the menu as we get into August. The South Fork has been steady at 12,000cfs and is providing great float fishing on all reaches with Water Walkers, Extended Body PMDs, Pheasant Tails and Rubber Legs all being good bets. We’d recommend you avoid the lower Green and Salt Rivers in the afternoons as water temperatures rise to dangerous levels for the fish later in the day. Get out and enjoy it!