As summer leaves Jackson Hole and Teton Valley, fall arrives with open and welcome arms. Day time temperatures as decreasing, we are receiving precipitation and gone are the days of the heat and dryness. Fishing has improved with the cooler water temps as fish get ready for the long winter ahead. This also means a change of flows on many of our area rivers.
The ramp down schedule for the Snake River at Jackson Lake Dam is listed above and scheduled from 9/30/13 to 10/15/13.
The Henry’s Fork has come back into shape during the last couple of weeks and has been offering some great fishing opportunities. Plenty of Baetis have been hatching and providing some good times chasing fish with dries. Nymphing with baetis imitations, zebra midges, small pheasant tails, SJ worms and rubberlegs has been very productive as well as stripping streamers. Fall on the Henry’s can be very hard to beat.
While the South Fork defiantly had it’s slow times during the previous portion of this month of September, fishing has picked up and improving daily. Guide Kasey Collins shows off a great South Fork Brown trout his client caught while fishing streamers on the upper section. There were plenty of other fish landed as well and we forecast the fishing to only improve as water temperatures cool down. Baetis have also been spotted but let’s be honest, we all love tossing streamers on the South Fork this time of year!
Don’t forget about the Teton River, the Snake in Jackson this time of year, as well as Flat Creek and the Green. Our fish are defiantly reacting to the cooler temperatures and enjoying it very much. The summer crowds are gone, the fish are happy and hungry and the bugs are hatching. Defiantly a good combination and formula to create some great fall days on the water!