Fishing Outlook & Report

by Bruce James, June 11, 2016

 

SNAKE RIVER (ABOVE JACKSON LAKE)

The Snake River above Jackson Lake is very muddy and high, but coming down. It will still be at least a couple of weeks before it is fishable.


SNAKE RIVER (BELOW JACKSON LAKE)

The releases from Jackson Lake Dam are about 3200 cfs. It is a fairly good level, running clear and it is fishing well. It will getr even better as the season comes on.

 

FIREHOLE RIVER

The Firehole has been fishing fairly well, but it is unseasonably low and we don't expect it to fish very long. Soon it will just become to low and hot to be good fishing.


LEWIS LAKE

Right now there is excellent fishing on Lewis Lake. The water is clear and the fish are hungry.


YELLOWSTONE LAKE

Yellowstone Lake has been fishing well. Large Cutthroat are cruising just off shore.


GROS VENTRE

The Gros Ventre is very high and muddy. It will be a few weeks before it is fishable.

HOBACK RIVER

The Hoback is high and muddy with snowmelt.

BUFFALO RIVER

The Buffalo is very high and muddy with snowmelt. It will be sometime in July before it is fishable.


PACIFIC CREEK

Pacific Creek has now dropped to a level that it could be fishable. It's still high, but fairly clear. I would be prepared to fish streamers and nymphs until the level drops a bit more.


GREEN RIVER

The Green is still high and unfishable. It will probably remain that way until about the beginning of July.


GRANITE CREEK

Granite Creek is high and a little off color, but fishable. I would be prepared with some streamers and possibly some nymphs. The water is cold but fairly clear.


JACKSON HOLE LAKES

Jackson, Jenny and Leigh are all fishing fairly well. June is always a good time for lakes in Jackson Hole.