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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Flows Steady – Fishing Well – South Fork Fishing Report

South Fork Fishing Report

South Fork Fishing Report – (3.24.20)

The South Fork of the Snake offers great early spring fishing opportunities. Flows are now at 5000 cfs. Look for fish to take up home in slower water types for the winter season. Mostly Midges have been out and about during warm spells. Nymphing with Rubberlegs, small pheasant tails, zebra midges and BWO imitations will continue to be the most productive method for the early spring months. The Dam and Husky have been plowed! Bring a rope if you want to take out at the bridge! Lower River, except Cottonwood, is open as well.

South Fork Fishing Report


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South Fork Overnight Camping Permit

South Fork Campsite Map Below Lufkin Bottoms

South Fork Overnight Firepan and Toilet Regulations

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