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South Fork Snake River, Idaho - Fishing Report -
ugust 05, 2018
The stream flows and levels are running at a normal level and the river is in
good shape in all respects. The levels are okay to wade in a few places and
drift boats should be able to fish with very good success..

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is no chance of rain for the next week.
Highs will range from 8
4 to 94 degrees and lows from 49 to 54 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 11300 cfs
Level: 8.57 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 56 (middle section)
Clarity:  clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data At Irwin
Blue-winged Olives: size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
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
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Small Western Green drakes (flavs), size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and
Little Yellow Stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16
Sandwich Hoppers - Green/Brown, size 4 to 12
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.
Midges, cream, light green and red or blood midges are plentiful. Fish the larva and
pupa in tandem.
Blue Winged Olives hatch on warm, cloudy days.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Small Western Green Drakes called Flavs are hatching.
Spotted Sedges are hatching.
Terrestrials like Carpenter ants, Japanese beetles and hoppers are working.
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
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Snake River, Guide to fly fishing the
South Fork of the Snake River, South
Fork of the Snake River fishing
seasons, and much more