The Snake River, which begins in the southern area of Yellowstone National Park and runs up through Grand Teton National Park, is a popular destination for adventurous fly fishing trips. It’s an area known as “dry fly heaven” if you know the best fly fishing sweet spots along the Snake River. Plan your next fishing trip with these tips in mind.
Tip #1: Look for prime boating access.
For those looking for great scenery and easy boating access, there are a couple sweet spots to consider. The Snake River’s most popular fishing starts below the small dam at Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park. This section of the river fords up through Jackson Hole valley and provides some great opportunities to catch the coveted Snake River Finespotted Cutthroat. For non-boaters, take the South Boundary Trailhead at the south entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
Tip #2: Rent transportation.
For more adventurous visitors, you’ll find your sweet spot off the beaten path. These types of adventure fishing trips require camping equipment and transportation. Rent an ATV or UTV in Jackson or Alpine, and let your inner wild shine. With proper transportation, you can explore some of the most remote areas of the Snake River. Just make sure you can find your way back to the road, and keep your eye out for wildlife.
Tip #3: Watch the weather.
As any good angler knows, the weather can affect fish behavior. In terms of weather, the sweet spot for fly fishing along the Snake River is August through October. Know your seasons, watch the weather, and plan accordingly.