Midges of Spring
Louie enjoys his first cutthroat trout of the year!
Thus far the spring in Jackson has been a nice mixture of either cool and unsettled or warm and pleasant. These conditions keep the rivers running clear and help conserve or precious snowpack. Fishing on the Snake River has been very good with consistent midge hatches and trout rising in pods early in the afternoon. Dark streamers are effective while searching the quiet zones of a run where the hefty cutthroats like to hang. The best thing about April on the Snake... no crowds! Heading off to warmer climates soon to chase largemouth bass followed by some Bahama Bonefish! Happy Spring to all!
Midges cluster up to mate in the afternoon sun.