When most people think of fly fishing in Jackson Hole they think first of "the Hole's" own Snake River. A Snake River guided fly fishing trip is the prefect blend of spectacular scenery and some of the best dry fly action the west has to offer.
The Snake River orignates in Yellowstone, but soon flows the entire length of Jackson Hole with over 70 miles of blue ribbon trout fishing. It is a great beginner's river while still accomodating the experienced angler looking for a challenge. Our guides are Snake River experts and love to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. A typical day employs the services of guide and driftboat, which is used to access hard/impossible to reach holes and riffles that can then be fished on foot. Check our blog for the latest Snake River fishing report and conditions.
This freestone river can be divided into two sections in the Jackson Hole valley, Grand Teton National Park and the Snake River Canyon. The river in the Park is often braided into many side channels, offering many opportunities to stop and do some wade fishing. Our access is somewhat limited in the Park, so book your guided fishing trip early to insure a spot. Trips are offered in conjunction with Snake River Angler.
After the river leaves the park sections, the many braids rejoin into one larger main stem with a few smaller side channels as it flows through the Snake River Canyon in the Bridger Teton National Forest. Most of the fishing is done from the boat, but there are a few opportunities to wade fish as well. Mayfly hatches are strong in these sections of river, especially early and late in the season. There are more fish per mile in these sections of river than the upper river and our guides specialize in catching them!
Guided Fly Fishing Trip Prices
Trip cost (per boat): Please inquire as to current pricing at 307-690-1139 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fish The Fly's Recommended Gear For The Snake River
Fish the Fly Guide Service works with Pro Guide Direct to help bring our clients the gear they will need to make the most out of their fishing trip. Our goal is to make your trip the best it can possibly be, and we believe being prepared is a great step towards that goal!
Fish the Fly receives a portion of the proceeds generated from these sales and gives back to the resource through the Snake River Fund and Trout Unlimited with these proceeds. Thanks for your support!
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Snake River Wyoming: Fishing Info & Tips
Techniques: The Snake River is known for big bug fishing, due to its stonefly and hoppers. Nymphs are often dropped 1-2’ below these larger flies in a “hopper-dropper” system. Mayfly hatches, especially early and late in the season, offer match the hatch conditions.
Fish Species: Snake River Finespotted Cutthroat, Mountain Whitefish. Cutthroat up to 24”; average size is 8-12”, with a healthy population of trout 16-18”
Best Time: Prior to runoff, mid March – April, as the fish are hungry and there are no crowds; after runoff from late June- mid November brings good weather and hatches. In low water years, fishing on the Snake begins earlier in June.
Dry Flies: Royal Wulff #10-16, Parachute Adams #10-20, Humpies #14-16, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Turck Tarantulas #8-12, Parahoppers #10-14, Parachute Hares Ears #12, Chernobyl Ants #6-12, Ants and Beetles #14-16, Stimulators #10-16, PMX’s #12-16
Nymphs: Pheasant Tail #10-20, Hare’s Ear #10-18, Copper Johns #12-18, Rubberlegs #6-10, Prince Nymph #10-16, Zebra Midge #18-20
Streamers: Black Leeches #4-10, Tan Sculpins #4-6, JJ’s Special #4-8, Zonkers #6-8, Wooly Buggers #4-10
Snake River Fishing Conditions & Weather
- Snake River Water Flows
- Snowpack Data for the Snake River Basin
- Regional Reservoirs Report (teacup diagram)
Jackson Hole Weather Forecast
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