Rated as the top cutthroat stream 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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Winter Season – South Fork Fishing Report
January 22, 2019
South Fork Fishing Report – (1.22.19)
Winter has arrived to Jackson Hole and Teton Valley. The South Fork of the Snake, in combination with the Snake and Henry’s Fork or going to be your go-to fisheries for the winter months. Concentrate on the warmest parts of the day. Nymphing will be the most effective with small rubber legs, pheasant tails, zebra midges and other sparse patterns. Don’t be surprised to see some fish eating midges on the surface on warm calm cloudy days. Streamer fishing with sink tips moved low and slow can produce some surprises during the winter months.
South Fork Fishing Resources:
South Fork Shuttle – Julie’s Shuttle – 208-483-2903