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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Stable Flows – South Fork Fishing Report

South Fork Fishing Report

South Fork Fishing Report – (6.23.20)

Flows are now stable at 13,ooo cfs. Fishing and clarity have been great. Look for fish to take up home in slower water types for the early summer season and as water levels stabilize. We’ve had some reports of Drakes on the lower river which means the big bugs are not that far away. Hatches have been dominated by leftover BWOs and caddis. Nymphing with Rubberlegs, small pheasant tails, zebra midges and BWO imitations will continue to be the most productive method until the big bugs arrive. Look for the lower river to heat up in the next 5 – 10 days!

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