With 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.
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Snake Drakes – Snake River Fishing Report
October 5, 2020
Snake River Fishing Report – (10.5.20)
The Game and Fish will be conducting trout population estimates on the Snake River between the Wilson bridge and the confluence of Fish Creek the week of October 12-16. We are tentatively scheduled to be on the water Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of that week but those dates could shift within the week in order to account for weather. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We apologize for any inconvenience our sampling might cause.
The Snake is fishing well and has excellent clarity. Flows have been dropped to winter levels of 280 cfs being discharged from Jackson Lake Dam. Expect those flows for the next 4-6 months. Terrestrials and Mutant Stone/hopper dropper combos continue to be productive on warm and sunny days. The start of Mahoganies, Baetis and the Snake Drakes kicked off with our cooler weather and should be here to stay for the fall time period. These bugs are creating dry fly fishing opportunities in fall water types including pools, eddies and recirculations. Look for fishing to get going later in the day as nights are getting cooler. Get out there, fall on the Snake is special time!