As spring progresses, we are seeing better fishing throughout the region. The big news is on the Henry’s Fork where we are seeing Salmonfly adults beginning their journeys. The water on the Henry’s is a bit higher and off-color but the Big Bug is showing a few weeks earlier than average. Rubber legs, stonefly nymphs and dark Caddis adults are doing well with a few anglers finding fish to eat the adult Salmonfly dries. Look for the Salmonfly fishing to become explosive during the next week to two weeks.
Teton Valley’s local river, the Teton River, is beginning to see the first effects of spring runnoff. The water is off-color and high, which is to be expected in this early spring season, but the fish are eating various presentations from Caddis and Baetis to bright streamers.
As always, I do mention one of my favorite rivers, the South Fork of the Snake. It is still running high, around 12,500 or so, as water demands from farmers downriver increase. The water is still very cold (around 43 to 44 degrees F) and the bugs have not yet begun to do their thing. As the rainbow spawn comes to a close, look for these fish to become actively chasing streamers and eating nymphs until the warmer weather comes. Come in to any of our five locations for up-to-date advice and gear and as always, the Crew at Three Rivers Ranch appreciates all of our customers!