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 Reservoir: Flows out of the dam are sitting around 414 cfs and the reservoir is at 68%. The river has been staying ice free making for great walk and wade access. The fish have been really keying in on various midge patterns and smaller nymphs the last week or so. Balanced leeches and small streamers have also been producing a few. Take advantage of this warm winter and get your fish on!
South Fork Snake River : flows are around 1300 CFS with the reservoir at 90% full. Slight water bump over the last couple weeks but that helps the cause. still some Great walk and wade options through most of the system with these lower flows. Nymph fishing is the name of the game. zebras and smaller mayfly imitations have been solid. Throwing smaller streamers in whites and tan have also been productive.
Henry’s Fork: Its cold! Nymphing has still been productive with zebras, Copper johns, and smaller jig style flies. Look for the soft pockets at the end of riffles and the eddys.
Still Water/Lakes: Ice fishing is in full swing on most of our lakes. Most of our southern still waters have been producing some nice fish through the ice. American falls has had some awesome perch fishing!
Portneuf: The upper portions are in great shape. Water clarity and flow are great this time of year. Midges and smaller nymph have been producing along with your favorite leeches in browns and olive.
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