April 16th, 2017
Happy Easter! High flows staying consistent so far.
Water flows from the Jackson lake damn have been consistent since March 25th. The latest numbers are 3450CFS. The Snake river is showing signs of clarity but will change when warmer temperatures persist.
It’s a sub-surface game with a nymph rig or streamer fishing. We are waiting for top water action to get better. Concentrate on riffle water with midge pupae imitations and cutbacks. We haven’t seen any skwallas yet but look to shift towards a golden stonefly pattern soon. Kaufmanns stonefly and Zebra Midges (black, gray, and purple in smaller streams) Jujube Flash Midge psycho prince or a Beadhead attractors will be go-to in a 10-14 size range. Streamer patterns like Buggers, Dungeons and Leeches can be effective patterns. Try to alternate between lighter colors like white, chartreuse, and gold to dark brown to black or a combination of both.
Expect the spring fishing to warm up on the Snake before the big run-off. It will be a small window so take advantage of it. As of April 16th, the Upper Snake is sitting on 140% of its average overall water equivalent snow-pack. This insures big spring numbers and consistent summer flows. Spring always determines summer flows here in Jackson Hole. Watch the tributaries for off color water when fishing the Snake River. Grab this opportunity to talk with one of our experts in the shop.
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