Sunday, August 28, 2016

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report- August 28, 2016

The latest Fishing Report can be summed up in three words..."Winds of Change". In the last two weeks we have gone from a critically hot, summer scenario to a breath of fresh, cool air with hints of autumn. Recent nights have brought the first frosts of the season and fortunately local water temps are cooling down quickly. Flows on the Snake River are a favorable 3600cfs at Moose, yet all other freestone rivers and tribs are much lower than historically recorded so there you may find challenging trout or no trout at all. The main river is fishing very well with hecuba mayflies and terrestrials in the afternoon, all typical this time of year and right in time for the annual One Fly Event in two weeks. 
In the region we do have some forest fires and on some days smoke can obscure your mountain views but in general the afternoon winds clear the view and the air we breath. 
On the South Fork flows have dropped to 10400cfs and the fishing is good but primarily sub surface. In some areas good dry fly fishing can be found be having a nymph or two in play is the best way to go.
**With recent closures on the Yellowstone River in Montana it is an important reminder to be sure to thoroughly clean, drain and dry your boat to stop the spread of disease and invasive species.
Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Guide's day off!

Doubles are common on the Snake in late Summer.

Exploring the Wind River side channels.

The Lenore take out in Crowheart, WY... www.windrivercanyon.com

Sight fishing with tricos in GTNP!

Hoppers, ants and beetles score nice fish late in the day.

Nice Wind River brown from last week.

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