Fishing Report - August 22, 2018
Snake River – It’s terrestrial time and the cutthroats continue to look up for big meals! Hoppers, ants and beetles are in abundance and the warm windy afternoons transport them to the water. Try using some larger beetles and ants up to size 10. This is a great time for an after-work float and the evening caddis fishing that most anglers miss.
Snake River Tributaries – The Hoback and Granite Creek are nice options with roadside access. Water is staying cool even on warm days. Look for fish in deeper troughs, runs and pools. The Gros Ventre River downstream of Slide Lake in Teton Park is fishing well and there is good access between Highway 89 upstream through the Gros Ventre Campground. Also try above Crystal Creek, since Crystal Creek isn’t living up to its name.
Flat Creek – PMDs are still hatching in the morning, along with random grey drakes. The fish have been chased for three weeks, so stealth is important. Use long tippets to help get better drifts in some of the tricky hydraulics in the corners. It doesn’t always happen but fishing adult craneflies can be very entertaining.