Fishing Report - August 1, 2018
It’s been a great week of fishing in Jackson Hole, and the extended outlook for fishing in the valley is looking good! On the Snake, PMDs, Yellow Sallies and Caddis continue to be the predominant hatches we are seeing, while grasshoppers, ants and beetles have become increasingly effective over the last week. Grand Hoppers, Power Ants, Headlight Sallies, and Two-Tone PMDs are all good bets. The big news this week is the opening of Flat Creek on the Elk Refuge, which will draw many anglers eager to try their hand at fooling spooky, educated trout on this technical but rewarding stream. Grasshoppers, such as Morrish’s or Schroeder’s Hoppers, are a good option opening week before the fish wise up to the imitations, at which point one should focus on matching the aquatic insects coming off throughout the day. Other tributaries around the valley have been fishing very well this past week and will continue to produce into the foreseeable future. The Buffalo Fork is coming into its prime, while the Gros Ventre and oHHoback Rivers have been very productive and offer convenient, accessible wading options for anglers looking to fish big dry flies for aggressive native cutthroats. Turck’s Tarantulas, Amy’s Ants, Convertibles, and Everything Emergers all are effective patterns on the Snake and its tribs, as attractor flies often outfish exact imitations in this valley. Come by the shop and we’ll set you up with gear and point you in the right direction!