The wet and cool weather the past 6 weeks in Western Wyoming has transitioned to a more seasonable warming trend. All the reservoirs in the region are at or just below full capacity and most rivers are still running high. The great news is that some rivers and tribs are starting the long drop and within a week or two much of the region will be bursting with fishing opportunities.
For now the fly fishing report is more of the same but daily conditions are improving. Lakes are a big part of the best June options, several nice hatches of callibaetis, damsels, brown drakes and flying ants keep the trout looking toward the surface on all the lakes, especially Lewis and Yellowstone. The Upper Snake river below Jackson Lake has dropped to a nice flow around 2900cfs, here we are seeing some caddis, sallies and small ants. The trout are nymphing in the faster lies but looking up in the slow runs.
|Nice early June rainbow from the South Fork.|
In Idaho, the South Fork saw a rapid rise to 16000cfs last week after search and rescue efforts ended, primarily due to the reservoir filling upstream. The word is that the fishing is holding up but it very well could slow the big bug hatch a week or more. Once the salmon flies move through the summer is in full swing and it can be tough to beat the South Fork in early July. Bring your patience, the crowds are as big as the hatches.
|This brown did not get away!|
Meanwhile, in lonely Sublette County the flows are high but beginning to drop. The area is marginally fishable with streamers and worms making up the normal high water fare. Also a few salmon flies and golden stones moving on the warmer days, you never know until you go!
|Hot weather bring hot fly fishing to the lakes in the Tetons.|
|2015 Kids Fly Fishing day camp, the grass is growing quick here in JH!|
|An excellent and happy student.|
|Love June for the time spent on the area lakes, breathtaking!|