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 5/17/2022

Snake Below American Falls Reservoir:

The flows coming out are around 8200 CFS. and the reservoir is at 80%. Flows have been rising over the last month and wouldn't be surprised if we see it bump a touch more. The river is clean and the fishing has been decent. The smallmouth are starting to wake up and the streamer bite is picking up. Deep nymph rigs up by the dam have been producing a few trout as well.

South Fork Snake River The flow out of the dam is around 9619CFS and the reservoir is sitting at 43%. The flows are up but the river is in great shape. Fishing in all sections has been solid. BWO and caddis action has been steady along with nymphing tail outs and riffles.

Henrys Fork: Fishing has been really good! BWO and caddis have been rocking and the stone nymphs are stacked on the edge. Should be seeing the big bugs any day. Small beatis, caddis, midge, and rubber legs have been good under the bobber.

Portneuf River:  Water is looking good on the upper stretches. Streamer fishings with small buggers in olive and white have bee good. BWO and caddis are starting to show so drys and nymphs in your favorite pattern of those should do the trick.

Still waters & Lakes: Stillwater fishing all over has been solid. Classic midge and leech patterns have been sticking trout and the warm water lakes are starting to see some bass and gills move into the shallows.

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