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Jackson Hole Fishing Report | June 17th, 2024

Home Regional Jackson Hole Fishing Report | June 17th, 2024

It’s an exciting time to be out on the water as spring advances and the rivers surrounding Jackson Hole react to the changing weather. This week’s river conditions and predictions for your fishing excursions are provided here:

Snake River

Current Conditions:

  • Seasonal Note: From December 1 to July 31, all streams and Blacktail Spring Ponds within Grand Teton National Park are closed to access, with exceptions including Polecat Creek, Buffalo Fork River, Pacific Creek, Gros Ventre River, and Snake River in Teton County.
  • Flows: The Snake River flows have been decreased to 3,000 cfs from Jackson Lake Dam. The river remains off-color due to snow melt from recent warm weather, but tributary and creek flows are trending down, indicating clearer conditions soon.

Fishing Tips:

  • Target Areas: Focus on areas near Jackson Lake Dam, where conditions may be more favorable.
  • Lure Recommendations: Use intermediate lines or light sink tips with clouser minnows, kreelexs, or other thin streamer patterns. These are effective for lake trout in the discharge pool.

Green River

Current Conditions:

  • The Green River is finishing up its runoff phase from recent warm weather. Flows have peaked and are now dropping and clearing.
  • Water temperatures remain cold, making nymphing and streamer fishing your best options.

Fishing Tips:

  • Target Areas: Concentrate on slower water types such as seam lines, recirculating eddies, buckets, holes, and tailouts.
  • Lure Recommendations: Nymphs and streamers are the go-to methods during this period.

Salt River

Current Conditions:

  • The Salt River is experiencing runoff from snow melt with decreased clarity. The river appears to have crested and is on its way down.

Fishing Tips:

  • Alternative Spots: Consider exploring Yellowstone National Park, the South Fork of the Snake, Henry’s Fork, and the Snake River below Jackson Lake Dam for better fishing opportunities.

Yellowstone National Park

Current Conditions:

  • The 2024 fishing season in Yellowstone National Park is open! The western portion of the park, particularly the Firehole and Madison Rivers, offers the most consistent fly fishing opportunities.

Fishing Tips:

  • Hatches: Look for great hatches of BWOs on cloudy, cool days and PMDs on warm, sunny days. Caddis will be prevalent as well.
  • Lure Recommendations:
    • Dry Dropper Rigs: Don’t hesitate to try these setups, especially if you spot early salmonflies on the Madison or in the Firehole canyon.
    • Swinging Soft Hackles and Small Streamers: Use a slow sinking or intermediate poly leader with your favorite bugger pattern and classic soft hackles.


Being aware of changes in the river conditions due to the spring weather is essential for good fishing. There are lots of chances to make your fishing vacation unforgettable, whether you’re fishing the crystal-clear waters close to Jackson Lake Dam or visiting the picturesque rivers of Yellowstone National Park.

Teton Troutfitters is here to give you the most recent information and professional guidance. Visit our booking page for further advice and to schedule your upcoming trip, or get in touch with us directly.

Happy fishing and tight lines!

Stay tuned for more fishing reports and updates. See you out on the water!

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Regional Flows

  • Temperature: 59.72 ° F
  • Streamflow: 4640 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 4.83 ft
Temperature GraphStreamflow GraphGage height Graph

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