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

Date 3/2/19

Snake Below American Falls Reservoir: Flows out of the dam are on the rise. The CFS at this point is 5,010 and the reservoir is at 93%. The water is scheduled to bump again this next week to 6500 CFS. Even with the flows coming up the water clarity is great and the fishing is still great. The temps have been a little warmer  and we are some some serious midge activity. The balanced leeches, worms, and smaller nymphs are also still producing well. Still plenty of time great fishing opportunities to be had. Wade access is becoming more difficult with the flow coming up, but the edges at most all of the access points have great fishing opportunities.


Still Water/Lakes: Chesterfield, Deep creek, Devils Creek, And mackay reservoir have had some decent ice fishing reports. Small jigs in pinks and white seem to be the best flavor. Also American falls reservoir has seen some really good perch action if you are looking to have a fish fry.


Portneuf: The upper sections should have some great midge action going on. size 14-18 red zebras are a favorite of ours this time of year. Find the springs and you should find the fish, or any of the deeper slow moving holes. The lower sections through inkom should have the same results with more brown trout action.


Snake By Tilden: Fishing has slowed in the upper sections above the reservoir. Still some great opportunities where the warmer springs are popping up. swing streamers in whites and blacks through the main section along with smaller midges, scuds, and frenchies under and indicator.


South Fork: Flows are at 2550 CFS with the reservoir at 83% full. Focus on fishing foam lines and fish in pools. Midges and smaller nymphs for your indicator rigs. Flows are pretty low for this time of year so use caution while on the water. Smaller streamers on floating lines in tan, white, and olive should produce some nice fish.


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