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South Fork Snake River, Idaho - Fishing Report -
21, 2017
The river is in excellent shape, with ideal discharges and stream levels that
allow wading opportunity in some places. The weather is cooler and the water
is cooler in the middle and lower river thanks to the cooler weather. There are
still a few hatches taking place.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain or snow everyday
through Monday of the following week. Highs will range from 44 to 56 degrees
and lows from
29 to 34 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 4280 cfs
Level: 6.31 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 52 (middle section)
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data At Irwin
Blue-winged Olives: size 20/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Spotted Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, pupa and adults
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
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.
ctober Caddis are starting to hatch.
Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrials such as hoppers, Japanese beetles and Carpenter ants can be important.
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
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