Friday, October 30, 2015

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report- October 30, 2015

October is coming to a close and like clockwork light snow has begun to fall and more to come in the forecast. With that the 2015 Guide season, sad to say, is a wrap. Afternoon temps are dropping quickly and are not expected to reach into the mid 40's next week, a clear sign the window is closing. For the ardent angler some local fishing still exists and the regions' tailwaters can be epic in November. Locally, on the Snake in JH, expect some midges and decent streamer fishing, especially in the afternoon. On other rivers with good brown trout populations expect spawning to pick up and the spotty streamer bite to be good to excellent. Please keep in mind that while wading pay close attention to spawning gravel and look for signs of redds, often in tailout zones where you wade.
Enjoy these photos from our recent guide outing.
Fall brown trout never disappoint.

Ben putting the pressure on a canyon trout.

Josh Gallivan savoring a nice rainbow to hand.

Again the trout steals your heart, this what we love...wild!

Scott with a typical rainbow from the Horn in Wyoming.

Jeff Currier and Scott Smith closing the day with a double.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report: October 9, 2015

 The 2015 Guide season is nearly a wrap but great fall fly fishing is still available. The early fall season and post One Fly weather conditions have been quite nice as usual. Later in September we saw crowds drop just enough to ease the fishing pressure and with some nice hatches returning the fishing had some very special moments. Recently our flows have dropped to winter levels and this brings in the final stage of the season until air temps drop below 40 degrees in the afternoon, this could be several weeks away considering afternoon temps are close to 70 degrees lately(a silver lining to climate change perhaps).
Mornings are cool but fishing gets going about 9-10am with wet flies(droppers and streamers), by noon you likely will see trout in riffle zones sipping small BWO's or mahoganies. For now, small terrestrials are still a good bet in the afternoon, especially with a small nymph dropped below.
Enjoy this special time of year!
Matt Lenzen super stoked on this one... sight fishing on the Snake River!
Josh Gallivan ready for the One Fly, finished 1st place in Wyoming Guides.

Desmond Jennings with a gorgeous early fall brown.

Beth Bohl nabs the first fish of the day, 20" rainbow on a dry fly!
Steve Bohl super proud of this 22" rainbow.
Sue Rossi strikes gold again in GTNP.
Cory Lee embracing the Lake Trout that inhabit the Upper Snake River.
Bob Allen getting in on the action before the weather hits.