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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Riffle Time – South Fork Fishing Report

South Fork Fishing Report

South Fork Fishing Report – (8.15.19)

The South Fork of the Snake continues to fish very well! Flows are now at 8,680 cfs with great clarity. PMDs are the name of the game! Be ready with all life cycles of PMDs – cripples, emergers, adults and spinners! Caddis and leftover Yellow Sallies are rounding out the small dry fly fishing mix. Leftover Goldens are still buzzing around making for some pretty good foam/big bug fishing on the banks, seam lines and other summer water areas.

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

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Purchase your Idaho AIS Boating Decal Online

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