Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Information: February

Fishing options in February

If you asked me what my two favorite months of the year are in Jackson Hole, I’d tell you that they are February and September. September is gorgeous with fall colors and fly fishing to lots of rising trout, but more on that later…

February is more known for cold temperatures and lots of snow. The skiing is fantastic! All the low pressure systems typically mean warmer air temperatures in the 30’s and often they don’t drop overnight due to all of the cloud cover. This does good things for fish metabolism since water temperatures remain above what they have been for the past few months. The Snake River begins to wake from its winter slumber!

Nymphing slower, deeper water is still the name of the game. Midges predominate, but we do begin to see the first few Little Black Stoneflies (Capnia) if it gets above 40 degrees. You can see them crawling on the snowbanks and they look huge compared to the microscopic bugs of the previous winter months (or no bugs at all). Spring is right around the corner…

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