Sept 21st, 2017
Stop on by the store and we'll get you set up with the flies and lures that'll catch you fish!
Fishing on the Snake River is still good, even though the temps have dropped and we've had some snow here ad there.
Normally, September is one of my favorite months of the year to fish the Snake, The crowds have returned to their homes, many of the locals are focused on hunting and the fish are stocking up for the winter to come. Believe it or not, but you can still catch a lot of fish at this time of the year with big, foam flies. In fact, depending on the day, you can slay the trout with large dries. However, there are those times of the day where you might be better off tying on a PMD or caddis fly, if you still want to catch fish on dries. Personally, unless the fish are eagerly inhaling big foamies, I am going to go with a streamer or sculpin. They really do work well at this time of the year.
If topwater action slows, and you aren't comfortable fishing streamers and other big flies, I'd be dead-drifting big, rubber legs and other stonefly patterns deep.
Riffles and seams and shallower waters (2-6ft deep) have been producing a lot more fish for me recently, although you should never pass-up a drop-off with a deeper hole or any kind of good structure. You are probably going to have a little more luck fishing water that is a little slower, as long as there are some rocks, Do not pass-up banks at this time of the year. Most people who fish walk down to the shoreline and start fishing out into the current. You might be surprised at how many fish are tight to the banks right now, don't overlook this water. ;)
Stop by the store for more info.