Its that time of year again- terrestrial season! Alas, water conditions are gorgeous on just about every drainage and locally the Snake River in Jackson Hole is running bank to bank with beautifully clear & cold water. As the hatches of early summer wane we are seeing a daily increase in hopper activity that will be heightened over the coming weeks as temps remain in the 80's in the afternoons. On the busier sections ants and beetles get more strikes but on our remote floats big hoppers bring the heart stopping grabs.
Teton Park is fishing rather well for medium sized cutthroats(12-14") with an occasional brute(over 17") showing himself but not always committing to strike. This lack of aggression is due to several factors, namely higher flows, bright weather & fishing pressure. As we approach September these larger trout will feel a greater urge to feed and will be looking to the surface for more nourishment.
John Marion with a nice Teton Park Cutty... never a bad day in the park!
Don Birmingham with a wild bow from the Wind River... this fish destroyed a size 4 hopper!