Fishing Reports | Snake River

SnakeReportWith over 80 miles of prime Snake River Cutthroat trout habitat between Jackson Lake Dam and Palisades Reservoir, the Snake River in the Jackson Hole region is an incredible fishery as well as one of the last strong holds of native cutthroat trout in the Rocky Mountain West.  Anglers of all skill levels with enjoy this fishery and the numerous opportunities it offers between floating and wading riffles, braids, channels and whitewater sections.  With a robust population of fish between the 8″ – 14″ range and plenty of fish over 16″, the Snake River offers it all for every angler in the Jackson Hole region and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.


Snake River Flows:

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Early Fall Season – Snake River Fishing Report

Snake River Fishing Report

Snake River Fishing Report – (10.8.19)

Anticipated changes for winter flow on the Snake River:
October 1 through Mid-October – maintain about 480 cfs
Mid October – go to 280 cfs for the rest of the winter.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department Fisheries Crew will be electrofishing the Snake River next week on Monday (7th), Tuesday (8th), and Thursday (10th) to conduct a trout population estimate on the stretch upstream of Wilson Bridge. We will be starting our survey near the R Lazy S ranch and continuing down to Wilson Bridge.

Sorry for any inconvenience, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns


Clark Johnson

Fisheries Biologist

Wyoming Game and Fish Department

420 N. Cache
P.O. Box 67

Jackson, WY  83001

(307) 249-5804

The Snake is stable, clear and fishing well! Discharge from Jackson Lake Dam has been settled at 495 cfs. With the arrival of fall and some recent cool and overcast weather, Mahoganies, Baetis and Snake Drakes are going to be the go to bugs. Look for dry dropper rigs to remain productive on sunny warm days with Goldens, Chernobyls and Hopper imitations paired with tungsten jig styled droppers. Small dry fly fishing has still been good with fish with fish now moving out of riffles and banks and more into eddies, seamlines and tailouts. Throwing streamers during low light periods can produce some surprises. Fall on the Snake is not to be missed.

Snake River Fishing Report


Snake River Fishing Resources:

Snake River Fishing Regulations – Page 23

Grand Teton National Park Fishing Page

Grand Teton National Park Fishing Rules

Purchase your Wyoming Fishing License Online

Purchase your Wyoming AIS Decal Online

Snake River Shuttles – Holly Frank-(307)-690-9390