Southeast Idaho Fishing Report

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 6/13/2024

Snake Below American Falls Reservoir:

Flows out of the dam are sitting around 11,152 CFS and the reservoir is sitting at 98%. Bass fishing is staying steady and with the flow increase we are seeing fish moving up on the shelves. Sink tips and streamers are the name of the game. Krinklezon clousers, Orange blossom specials, and bunny leeches have been productive. Sturgeon fishing has also been very good with a lot of fish in the 4ft range being caught.  

South Fork Snake River :

Flows out of the dam are sitting around 19019CFS and the reservoir is at 97%. Flows have been increasing with inflow on the rise due to run off. Be very carful if you decide to float as the river is very big and fast at this flow. Look to fish the ends of flooded island with nymphs and streamers. 

Henrys Fork:

The Ranch opens June 15th and the generally marks the Green drake hatch. Still plenty of great caddis and pmd action happening but make sure to have a few drakes as it could happen any day. 


River is still up but starting to slowly drop. Water is still off color but fish the edges with streamers for a shot at some nice early season browns, Bows and Cutts.

Bear River below Oneida:

Flows are down around 550 CFS and water is clearing.  Streamers along the edges and nymphing has been pretty good.

Still waters & Lakes:

 Still water fishing has been really good. Most of them are full to the rim and have some great hold over fish cruising around. Daniels, Springfield, Treasureton and Chesterfield are some worth checking out.  Leeches are working great in darker colors on sinking lines.  Wind drifting has been the best technique as of late.  Try Black, Brown and dark Red #8, #10 Greased Leech, Zero Gravity Leech and the HOT new Barbed Elasticore Leeches. Damsels are starting to hatch and becoming more consistent as well.  

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