2,810 cfs. below Jackson Dam
4,140 cfs. @ Moose
4,370 cfs. @ confluence with Flat Creek
5,150 cfs. @ Alpine
Dries: Drake Snake (#12-14), Ausable Wulff (#12-14), Royal Coachman Trude (#12-16), Elk Hair Caddis brn/copper (#12), orange Stimulator (#12), Parachute Hare's Ear (#14-16), Mahogany Brooks Sprout (#16), Mahogany GT (#14)
Nymphs: Serengold Rootbeer (#12), Red Fox Squirrel (#10-14), Hogan's Chubby Cousin (#12-14)
Streamers: Bellyache Minnow (#1/0), Morrish's Sculpin (#4), Mini-Loop Sculpin (#6), CH Burgin Bugger (#4)
I believe in shooting straight when it comes to fishing reports, so trust me that it isn't a stretch to say that the Snake is about as good as it gets right now. Steady flows and crisp nighttime temperatures, coupled with warm afternoons, have really turned the quality of the fishing up a notch. Mahoganies, Fall Drakes and caddis patterns are all finding nice fish, and smaller, general attractors such as those listed above are working well.
Cool evenings and mornings mean that the streamer fishing is really turning on as well.
We expect that the Bureau of Rec will likely start dropping the flow out of Jackson Dam in early Oct. As soon as we have more concrete information on this, we'll be sure to post it. If the weather holds, dropping flows should only improve the fishing, since flows are actually still a little higher than normal for this time of year. Get out and enjoy some of the finest native trout fishing on the planet!
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