Idaho's Upper Snake Region Fishing Report May 25, 2012

This report highlights a few of the best places to fish, what anglers are using and what they are catching. The information is compiled from regional Fish and Game fishery managers, local tackle shops and anglers.

Fishing on the South Fork Snake River is great!   Flows are steady and have been for several weeks and rainbow trout have moving to side channels and gravel areas to finish spawning.  Anglers are catching rainbows with egg patterns, and brown trout are striking on streamers and spinners.

Salmon flies are emerging on the Henrys Fork Snake River, providing a great fishing experience for anglers.  This hatch does not last long, so anglers should get to the river as fast as possible.

Henrys Lake opens this weekend, and data collected by Fish and Game indicates the famed lake has plenty of trout!  Given the early warm up and subsequent ice melt,  fish aren’t congregating along the shoreline as they have been in years past, but anglers with boats should still do well.  Standard patterns and flies should produce fish, as should worms, spinners and crank-baits.

Many of the Upper Snake’s streams and creeks are clearing up after runoff.  These can be great places to avoid the crowds over the holiday weekend.  Check out a map, and pick a spot off the beaten path for a unique experience.

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