Fishing season is here! Low snowpack levels and warm temperatures have made for some great fly fishing on the Snake River lately. With afternoon air temps reaching into the mid 40’s, the water temperatures have been ripe for midge and winter stonefly hatches. A few Blue winged Olives are getting in on the act as well, especially on overcast afternoons. Fish are feeding actively on the surface in shallow riffles, the ends of long runs, and back eddies. Nymphing has been consistent with stonefly patterns and midge droppers. Streamers have been effective later in the day when water temps are the warmest.
Best time: 1-5pm
Best flies: Parachute Adams #16-20, Furimsky’s BDE Black #18-20, Zebra Midge Red/Black #18-20, Black Leech #6-8