This week has proven to be a very exciting for anglers. We have experienced almost a full week of overcast and rain and it has proved to help the fishing situation tremendously! On most of our major water, the PMDs have been the big ticket with a showing of caddis topping the action off. Grasshoppers have also come on strong and most anglers are fishing big hopper patterns along with droppers to fully compliment their presentations.
By all accounts, this overcast weather has also spurned more than a few anglers to break out the big streamers to try and hook the big boys on both the South Fork and the Henry’s Fork.
The Railroad Ranch/Harriman have slowed, but there are still fish to be caught. Try tricos in the morning, and ants, beetles and hoppers in the afternoon. As always, the Warm River to Ashton section of the Henry’s Fork just keeps doing its thing. Use hopper/dropper patterns or try nymphing. At this time of year, we wouldn’t recommend the Lower Section of the Henry’s Fork until the weather cools off. Even with the water bump out of the Palisades Reservoir, most reports of streamer fishermen have been excellent on the South Fork. Even this reporter was able to pull 7 -8 inch hog rainbows and browns out of the upper section on the South Fork two days ago using big articulated blacks and yellows.
Give us a call at any of our five conveniently located full service fly shops if you’re looking for more information, or if you would like to book a guided fishing trip.