2,810 cfs. below Jackson Dam
4,480 cfs. @ Moose
4,670 below confluence with Flat Creek
5,710 @ Alpine
Dries: Hippie Stomper (#10), Purple Chubby (#10-12), Golden Frankenhopper (#10), Red Parachute Madame X (#8-10) September Stone (#10), Lime Trude (#10-12), Red or Yellow Humpy (#12-14), Parachute Hare's Ear (#12-14), Purple Haze (#12-14), Red Double Humpy (#8-10)
Nymphs: Hogan's Chubby Cousin (#12-14), Light Bright Prince (#12-14), Curtis' High Voltage (#12-14)
Streamers: Mine Sweeper (#4), Conehead Zoncora (#4), Probasco's Night Leech (#6), J.J. Special (#4-6), Galloup's Dungeon (#2), McCune's Sculpin (#4-6)
Dropping water levels, crystal clear water and sunny days mean that fishing on the Snake just keeps getting better and better. We've had cooler nights over the last few days, which means it might take a little while for the fish to get moving in the morning. Focus on slower water and smaller hairwing or parachute-type patterns until things start to warm up.
One exception to this will be our September Stoneflies, which have started to emerge. This is a fairly large, brown-ish stonefly, that often emerge in the early hours of the morning (though fish will often still rise to them throughout the day). The males are flightless, and can often be seen on, or near, the banks. When on the water they "skittter" across the surface with a fair bit of movement. When imitating this, make sure to move and skate the fly, close to the banks.
Colors are already beginning to change down in the canyon, and as hard as it may be to believe, it's beginning to feel like fall is approaching...
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