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 – (10.8.19)

Idaho Fish and Game has planned the following dates and locations for their fall electrofishing surveys:

Lorenzo:September 17th and 18th

Lorenzo: September 24th and 25th

Conant: October 8th, 9th and 10th

Conant: October 15th, 16th and 17th

Conant will be resurfaced from 9/23 – 9/25

Byington will be resurfaced from 9/25 – 9/27

The South Fork of the Snake continues to fish very well! Flows are now at 3,800 cfs with great clarity. The recent cool and rainy weather has kick started to some great fishing. Look for fish to start moving out of the riffles and summer water and take up home in slower water types. Baetis and Mahoganies are out and about on cool and overcast days. Leftover Goldens, Terrestials and PMDs are rounding out the mix on sunny warm days. Look for streamer fishing to get better as fall takes a firmer grasp on the area.

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