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South Fork Snake River, Idaho - Fishing Report -
May 1
8, 2017
The discharges and stream levels are way down and the water much clearer.
We didn't receive any reports yet, but the water low enough we should be
getting some soon. It can be fished in all sections at this time. There are
March browns hatching in the middle and lower river.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain everyday for the next
week. Highs will range from 55 to
67 degrees and lows from 33 to 39 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 10,500 cfs
Level: 8.33 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 48 (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
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
Skwala Stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
March Brown, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
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.
Skwala Stoneflies are hatching.
Little Brown Stoneflies are hatching.

March Browns are hatching.

Midges, bloods or reds, creams and light greens are hatching.  
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
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