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South Fork Snake River, Idaho - Fishing Report -
20, 2016
The river is in good shape and we received one good report from a customer
this past week. The river isn't crowded by any means, yet it is a good time to
be fishing there. October caddis are hatching in some sections and
Blue-winged olive hatches have been great.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain from next Monday
through Wednesday, otherwise clear
. Highs will range from 50 to 61 degrees
and lows from
30 to 39 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 3,030 cfs
Level: 5.77 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 51 (middle section)
Clarity: Clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data At Irwin
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives: size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Mahogany Duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted Sedges, size 16/14, larva, pupa and adults
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, 8/10/12
Japanese Beetles, 14/16
Carpenter Ants, 16/18
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The White Belly and Brown Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for the larger size
trout. The Black Matuka and Olive Matuka sculpin streamers are also good flies to use
for the larger fish.
Blue Winged Olives hatch on warm, cloudy days.
Midges hatch year round.
Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
October Caddis are hatching.
Japanese Beetles, Carpenter Ants, and Grasshoppers are going to become more and
more important foods to imitate as the summer goes on.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fly Fishing South Fork Snake
River, Idaho
A description of the South Fork of the
Snake River, Guide to fly fishing the
South Fork of the Snake River, South
Fork of the Snake River fishing
seasons, and much more