Look for small streams to remain good fishing as long as air temps stay in the 60s and 70s in deg. F. Teton River in the Basin has been producing for those using terrestrial and PMD patterns. Warm River below the spring to the cascades has produced well for those presenting traditional attractors, terrestrial and caddis patterns. Birch Creek bows and brookies remain active in the Family area above Lone Pine.
You will see redfish in Big Elk Creek for a while. They will not hurt the fishing but will bring out the “gold rush mentality” in some folks. So there may be some crowds around the lower creek. Other than that, it remains a great time on all our small waters with hoppers so numerous.
Flav emergence is going on during afternoons on the South Fork tribs. This is a great event for those fly-fishers enjoying smaller waters and solitude. Other than that terrestrial patterns bring excellent action on all small waters. Some streams, such as the Teton River in Teton Basin also offer early AM trico spinner falls
A strategy point for most small waters is that best fishing happens after mid morning. At our high elevation heat radiates off very quickly, and time is required in the AM to warm waters and countryside up to levels where insects become active. Trico spinner falls are an exceptions to promoting early AM action, but not all small waters host tricos.
Terrestrial patterns are producing on all our small streams. Hopper, beetle and ant patterns will bring action anywhere. Come in and visit with us to help decide which of these waters may be best for you to visit.