Fishing Outlook & Report

by Bruce James, May 8, 2017

 

SNAKE RIVER (ABOVE JACKSON LAKE)

The Snake River above Jackson Lake is very muddy and high; we are just starting our runoff season. It should subside about the beginning of July.


SNAKE RIVER (BELOW JACKSON LAKE)

The releases from Jackson Lake Dam are about 2000 cfs, which is a good level for this time of the year. That will likely change as the runoff gets higher and the Bureau lets more out of the dam. Fishing is good now for about 4 miles below the dam. The rest of the Snake is muddy with snowmelt and will clear sometime in mid July.

 

YELLOWSTONE FISHING

All fishing in Yellowstone Park is closed until the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

JACKSON HOLE SMALLER CREEKS

It's runoff time in Jackson Hole and all the smaller creeks are swollen with muddy water from the snowmelt. That includes the Buffalo, Hoback, Pacific, Gros Ventre, Granite and many tiny streams. When they will clear depends on the drainage of the particular stream.

GREEN RIVER

The Green is high with runoff and unfishable. It will probably remain that way until about the middle of July.


JACKSON HOLE LAKES

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