This is a great time of year to begin fishing the Blackfoot River below the dam and through the canyon at such places as around Corral Creek, Graves Creek and Trail Creek Campground. Flows will stabilize as irrigation demands for stored water decrease. With more consistent flows action will increase. Caddis life cycle and terrestrial patterns will be best bets for action with some isolated BWO hatches. Don’t overlook pitching streamer patterns as there are some very large cutts & bows in this part of the river.
Look for good terrestrial pattern fishing on such streams as the lower Teton River, the Salt River tribs, Little Lost River, Sawmill Creek, Birch Creek and South Fork tribs. Kokanee are thick in Big Elk Creek but do not interfere with cutts taking PM caddis and terrestrial patterns. Caddis life cycle and attractor patterns will work on all of these waters.