In-Depth Fishing Report for The Snake River, Henry’s Fork, South Fork of the Snake, Portneuf River as well as surrounding lakes and still waters of Southeast Idaho.
Snake below American Falls: Flow out of the dam is 328 CFS and the reservoir is 24% full. The river is still a bit off color but clearing up fast with the water drop. Streamer fishing has been awesome the last couple weeks and should continue to produce. White, Tan, and Olive have been best. The nymph game has also been deadly. Caddis and midge are getting munched left and right along with perch flavored balanced leeches. Walk and wade is your best option but don’t forget your wading belt and staff.
Still water: Most of the lakes are starting to fire up! Chesterfield has been producing some large fish stripping leeches and midge set ups. Hawkins and 24 mile have also been seeing some of the same action. Henry’s lake should fish really well throughout the month as well. Daniels is also another great one to hit for some bigger fish. Look for callibaetis hatches on all of these as well.
Portneuf: Hopper bite has defiantly slowed with the cold weather but there has been a great BWO and callibaetis hatch. Nymph scuds and frenchies throw the deep runs and don’t hesitate to throw some olive and rusty brown smaller streamers. Upper access has seen the best action.
Snake by Tilden: Fishing has slowed throw these stretches with the weather cooling down. Defiantly a decent streamer bite and some nymph action. Find the creek and spring mouths and fish em hard.
South Fork: Flows out the dam are 6286CFS and the reservoir 51%. Water is spot on the fishing is great. The streamer bite has been off the charts. Flashy olive and gold along with anything white has been sticking fish. Few fish Munchin BWO, Callibaetis, and Mohags. Nymph rigs with rubber legs and zebras have also been getting them. The flows should be dropping another 500cfs in the next couple days.
Henrys Fork: Fishing has been good. BWO, Callibaetis and a few fish still willing to hit the big bugs. Nymph fishing has been the best way to target them with rubber legs, caddis, and zebras. Box canyons section has fished very well.
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