Fishing Report - 4.24.2020
Jackson Hole Fishing Report
Week of 4.20.2020
With the first bump in flows coming out of the Jackson Lake Dam this week (1,400 CFS) and warmer spring weather, run off is not far off. Fishing can be thrown off as more water and debris make their way downstream. Surrounding tributaries are showing signs of increasing output as well.
Concentrate your fishing from 11am - 3pm. Hatches have still been Midges and Blue Wings Olive and a smattering of Skwalla stoneflies. For your BWOs, the standard Parachute Adams, Sparkle Duns, and possibly something a little different like Quigleys Flag Dun should work well.
Don’t overthink your dries for midges. Standard Griffith Gnat and some type of emerger like a CDC Transitional Midge. Even though we haven’t seen a lot of Skwallas on top, try foam imitations, Olive Stimulators and fish like you would fish a hopper pattern.
The Skwalla nymph will be very active underneath. Rubber Legs, Sanchez’ Spandex Stone, or a big Hares Ear, size 10 can be very effective. Blue Wing Nymphs, Copper Johns, Pheasant Tails and Eggins Frenchy Jig have been good choices too. For midge patterns underneath, you can’t beat a Zebra Midge in black, purple or red.
Streamer fishing can always be effective and any kind of Sculpin imitation should be a good choice. In the Spring, we can’t tell you why but lighter color streamers, white, light gray, tan and cream can be effective as well.
Take advantage of the nice weather and current conditions - run off is on his way!