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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Great Clarity and Flows – South Fork Fishing Report
June 11, 2019
South Fork Fishing Report – (6.11.19)
The South Fork of the Snake, in combination with the Henry’s Fork or going to be our go-to fisheries for the early summer months. With good clarity, flows are now at 12,000 cfs. The South Fork is fishing very well for this time of year. Concentrate on the slower water areas. Nymphing will be the most effective with rubber legs, SJ worms pheasant tails, zebra midges and other summer patterns. Streamer fishing with sink tips moved low and slow can produce some surprises .
Be safe, be careful and be ready during these high cold flows.
South Fork Fishing Resources:
South Fork Shuttle – Julie’s Shuttle – 208-483-2903