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Main Stem Snake River

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Main Stem Snake River 3-30-10

Flows are a bit below normal throughout the river, and access is excellent.   Strongly consider fishing this very near-by easily reached fishery.  Some very large browns  and post spawning rainbows are being caught through use of streamers on a sink tip line.   If you enjoy fishing light equipment, midge hatches are  ongoing.   Look for good fishing on the river until irrigation demands put big flows into the river.   Come into the shop for access information and to see a selection of flies that work well on the river.


Main Stem Snake River 3-13-10

Throughout the river streamers are producing good action.  Flows are  below normal. Access is improving as snow and ice melt.   From Firth to American Falls Reservoir the river is almost free of ice & snow, so this part of the river might be the best to visit to try your favorite streamer patterns.   The main stem Snake River is open to fishing year round.


Main Stem Snake River 2-27-10

Streamers are the name of the game now with post spawning rainbows and hungry browns making for action.  For top water enthusiasts, midge patterns offer action from smaller fish, and some BWOs are showing up on the lower reaches.  With warming days access will become easier for both walk-in wading and float fishing.


Main Stem Snake River 2-18-10

Shore ice limits access on parts of the river, but there are some places where you get on to pitch a streamer or try some midging.  Try below Gem Lake Dam.  On the west side you can walk the rock ledges  for access.  On the east side there is some access below the undeveloped boat launch near the kid’s pond.  There is also some access on the west side of the river downstream of the Shelley Interstate-15 connector.   Further downstream, the river can be easily reached from the IDF&G Riverton Road access below Blackfoot, from the Tilden Bridge west side, and from McTucker Ponds.


Mainstem Snake River 10-27-2009

Look for migrating browns taking streamer patterns almost anywhere up & down the river.  The same for rainbows chasing forage minnows. This unsettled weather we are having is just the ticket for action with evenings being the best time of day for a chance at a really big brown or ‘bow.   Be sure to have a streamer tip line for presenting those streamers.


Mainstem Snake River 10-19-2009

Browns are on the move! From Menan to American Falls Reservoir you can encounter big browns almost anywhere under low light conditions. There are many walk-in locations and several boat ramps up & down the river.  Get in touch with us to learn some of the best locations for a chance at what could be the fish of a season.


Mainstem Snake River 10-15-2009

Browns are moving throughout the river, so streamer fishing is productive.  Big rainbows are also responding to streamers. There are several walk-in locations along the river.  Many are just a few minutes from town.  Stop by the shop and we can point some out to you.