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South Fork Snake River, Idaho - Fishing Report -
September 16, 2019
The discharges and stream flow levels are down to a good level for wading
some places and drift boats.  There are good hatches taking place.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain everyday for the next
week. Highs will range from 55 to 79 degrees and lows from 36 to 44 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 5540 cfs
Level: 6.88 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 52
Clarity:  mostly 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, White Belly Sculpin and Articulated streamers, size 6/4
Spotted Sedge caddis, size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 14/16, nymphs and adults
Carpenter ants, size 16/18
Japaneese Beetles, size 14/16
Sandwich hoppers, green, orange, brown, 12/10/8/6/4
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The White Belly, Brown Sculpin and Articulated 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.
Spotted sedge caddis are hatching.
Pale Morning Duns are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Carpenter ants, Jap beetles and hoppers are also 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
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