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JHFFS News

Jackson Hole Fishing Report (05/18/2018):

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Water Flows:

Snake River Canyon – 13,200 CFS

Pacific Creek – 1,760 CFS

Buffalo Fork – 2,380 CFS

Green River – 2,220 CFS

South Fork – 16,000 CFS

 

Upcoming Weather:

Saturday – 36 °/61 °, PM Thunderstorms, 80% chance of rain

Sunday –  36 °/65 °, Partly Cloudy, 20% chance of rain

Monday – 36 °/70 °, Partly Cloudy, 20% chance of rain

Tuesday – 38 °/71 °, Partly Cloudy, 20% chance of rain

Wednesday – 38 °/66 °, PM Thunderstorms, 40% chance of rain

Thursday – 39 °/66 °, Isolated Thunderstorms, 30% chance of rain

Friday – 38 °/69 °, Isolated Thunderstorms, 30% chance of rain

 

On the water:

Hatches – Midges, Caddis, Little Black Stone, Skwala

 

Fly Selection:

Wet – Zebra Midge, San Juan Worm, Small Pat’s Rubber Leg, Mop Fly

Dry – RS2 Midge, Birchell’s Hatching Midge, Skwala, Black and Brown Caddis

Streamer – Heavy Sculpzilla, Drunk and Disorderly, JJ Special, Kreelex

 

Guide Report:

We are well into our runoff season limiting the available water to fish.  If you are trying to stay close to town, the only place to find clean water on the Snake is from Jackson Lake Dam down to Pacific Creek.  Fishing midge patterns or flashy streamers has been working well with some fish coming up for the occasional dry.  Heading south to the Green River will be everyone’s go to during this time and doing so can produce some of the biggest fish all year.  Small San Juan worms in a burgundy color have proven to be very effective during the prime window right when flows begin to drop and the river starts to clear.

Jackson Hole Fishing Report (04/17/18)

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Water Flows:

Snake River Canyon –  4,350 CFS

Pacific Creek –  146 CFS

Buffalo Fork –  263 CFS

Green River @ Warren Bridge – 381 CFS

South Fork Nr Irwin –  18,800 CFS

 

Upcoming Weather:

Wednesday 04/18/18 – 25°/46°, Mostly Sunny, 10% chance of rain

Thursday 04/19/18 – 30°/52°, Mostly Cloudy, 0% chance of rain

Friday 04/20/18 – 31°/59°, Sunny, 0% chance of rain

Saturday 04/21/18 – 32°/57°, Sunny, 0% chance of rain

Sunday 04/22/18 – 35°/56°, Sunny, 0% chance of rain

Monday 04/23/18 – 35°/57°, Cloudy, 20% chance of rain

 

On the Water:

Hatches – Midge, BWO Baetis, Skwala, Little Black Stone

 

Fly Selection:

Wet – Zebra Midge, Higa’s S.O.S, Flash Back Baetis,  Small Pat’s Rubber Leg

Dry – RS2 Midge, Birchell’s Hatching Midge, Griffith’s Gnat, BWO Emerger, Skwala, Black Caddis

Streamer – Heavy Sculpzilla, Coffey’s Sparkle Minnow, JJ Special

 

Guide Report:

Water flows are changing rapidly and set to be increased for run off preparation as well as a gate exercise that will take place at the end of this month.  Fishing conditions are becoming more variable as more new water begins to change color and river flows continue to rise.  Getting away from town may be the best option with both the Henry’s Fork and Green River a short drive away.  For those interested in staying close to town, streamers have been finding success in deep water.  Throwing your streamer of choice on sink tip can offer plenty of reward, just be sure to get them low.  If you do find some clear water with rising fish, your best bet is still to go with small emerging baetis and midge patterns.  However, little black stones have been popping up along certain river banks which may justify throwing a small black caddis.  Additionally, there is always the chance of finding some skwala action if the water your fishing can make its way above that 42° mark.

Jackson Hole Fishing Report (04/04/18)

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Water Flows:

Snake River Canyon – 1,980 CFS

Pacific Creek – 72 CFS

Buffalo Fork – 165 CFS

Green River – Ice

South Fork – 10,100 CFS

 

Upcoming Weather:

Wednesday – 45°, Overcast, 40% chance of rain and snow, 17mph SSW wind

Thursday – 45°, Mostly Cloudy, 60% chance of rain, 9mph S wind

Friday – 45°, Overcast, 70% chance of rain and snow, 6mph SSE wind

Saturday – 44°, Overcast, 90% chance of rain, 10mph SW wind

Sunday – 38°, Overcast, 80% chance of rain and snow, 12mph SW wind

Monday – 44°, Partly Cloudy, 20% chance of rain and snow, 7mph SSE wind

Tuesday – 50°, Mostly Cloudy, 20% chance of rain, 10mph SSW wind

 

On the Water:

Hatches – Midge, Baetis, Skwala

 

Fly Selection:

Wet – Zebra Midge, Higa’s S.O.S, Flash Back Baetis,  Pat’s Rubber Leg,

Dry – RS2 Midge, Birchell’s Hatching Midge, Griffith’s Gnat, Blue Wing Olive

 

Guide Report:

If you can brave the cold you might be surprised by what you find.  Our rivers offer some great fishing this time of year.  Those willing to throw on some extra layers to hit the water have been finding plenty of success with simple nymph rigs such as zebra midges paired with a small pat’s rubber leg.  Find yourself lucky enough to come across some rising fish in the afternoon and small midge patterns that you can barely see will be your best friend.  BUT… It’s always worth trying to stand out from the thousands of identical midges the fish are picking from.  Perhaps trying a couple sizes larger is all your willing to risk but you may find sending a BWO is a great way to get the attention of greedier fish.

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