What’s Happening Right Now on the South Fork of the Snake?
The South Fork is fishing well right now with nymphs and streamers. Visibility and flows are good, bugs haven’t hatched yet, as they are still lowering the water. Salmon flies will be a little earlier this year than in years past. We anticipate the lower river (anything below Twin Bridges) seeing Salmon Flies by the end of June through first of July.
What’s Up Next for the South Fork of the Snake River?
All summer long watch for – Mayflies & Caddis on the South Fork. Toward the end of July and into August watch for Grasshopper’s to start picking up on the South Fork. Also in July watch for hatches of PMD’s and Caddis.
The South Fork has a population of well over 5,177 fish per mile. Wild cutthroats averaging 14-16 inches, as well as rainbows and hybrids can be found. You will also find brown trout that can grow much larger than 10 pounds. Although the South Fork is best known for its dry-fly fishing and steamer fishing, casting big flies under-cut banks, or dead drifting a bead head nymph along the numerous gravel bars can be very effective and exciting!