August 10th, 2023 Jackson Hole Fishing Report
Snake River (August 10th)
Finally, after a long week of murky, blown-out flows, the Snake is beginning to regain its clarity. Lots of rain and thunderstorms have caused landslides in many of the Snake tributaries including the Buffalo Fork, but primarily the Hoback which at its worst had zero visibility. Now, on the Snake visibility is improving each day; below the Hoback confluence there are about 2ft of visibility, and above that, it is even better.
Flows during the height of the storm cycle reached 5400 cfs, and today have leveled at 4700 cfs. Temperatures have been a little colder; dropping to 56 degrees, and getting to near 60 F.
Fish are beginning to eat on the surface again, and are predicted to increase as clarity improves. Try dry-dropper rigs, with flashier flies. Streamer fishing might provide the best chances of putting flies in front of fish. As conditions change quickly, consider how to actively fish the conditions.
Green (August 10th)
The storm cycle this last week has been good for the Green as a fishery. Rain bumped flows by 400 cfs, and has brought water temps down significantly. Now flows are sitting at just under 700 cfs. Despite improved conditions, fishing has not yet improved.
With overcast clouds, streamer fishing is the move. We haven’t noticed much dry fly action, but in the forecasted sunny weather, dry fly fishing might improve!
Salt (August 10th)
The Salt was less affected by storm flows. It had a couple days of being blown out, but significantly less persistent than on the Snake. Higher on the salt has clearer water, but the lower section is clearing by the day.
Flows today at the gauge near Etna are at 660 cfs, and have been fluctuating with rain over the past couple of days.