Fishing Reports | South Fork of the Snake


Rated as the top cutthroat South Fork Fishing Reportstream in the West, the South Fork is a tailwater fishery that flows out of Palisades Dam on the border of Wyoming and Idaho. The diversity of hatches, both aquatic and terrestrial, exceeds other rivers of the West, and gives the South Fork the reputation for the best dry fly fishing in the world. Wild populations of native Yellowstone Cutthroat and Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroat provide great dry fly action year-round. With a healthy population of browns and rainbows ranging from 15-25 inches, the South Fork is a fly fisher’s dream.


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Fall time – South Fork Fishing Report

South Fork Fishing Report

South Fork Fishing Report – (9.17.20)

Idaho Fish and Game will be conducting their electro-surveys on the days below and on the following pieces of water:

9.15 – 9.17 – Lorenzo
9.22 – 9.24 – Lorenzo
10.6 – 10.8 – Conant
10.13 – 10.15 – Conant

Flows are stable at 9,6oo cfs. Top to bottom, fishing and clarity have been great. Mutant Stones and leftover terrestials are the big bug of choice for the next couple of weeks while it stays sunny and warm! Mahoganies and BWOs are creating some good dry fly fishing opportunities  on cloudy days. Nymphing with Rubberlegs, small pheasant tails and BWO imitations will continue to be productive during the brighter times of the day. Look for fish to start taking up some non-typical holding areas like flats, inside bends and heads of islands where other anglers may not target them as as flows drop.

South Fork Fishing Report


South Fork Fishing Resources:

South Fork Fishing Information

South Fork Fishing and Section Maps

South Fork Overnight Camping Permit

South Fork Campsite Map Below Lufkin Bottoms

South Fork Overnight Firepan and Toilet Regulations

Purchase your Idaho Fishing License Online

Purchase your Idaho AIS Boating Decal Online

South Fork Shuttle – Julie’s Shuttle – 208-483-2903