Snake River Angler

Type
Fishing
Overview
Snake River Angler is an authorized concessionaire of Grand Teton National Park to operate professional guided fishing trips and scenic float trips on the Snake River. Snake River Angler is a permittee of Bridger Teton National Forest on the Snake River and the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management on the Green River.
 
Fishing Trips
$
595
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
1 day
Fishing Waters:
Destination:
$
595
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
1 day
Fishing Waters:
Destination:
The Snake River is one of the most cherished streams in the world of fly fishing. As a permitted outfitter in Grand Teton National Park and Bridger Teton National Forest, Snake River ... moreAngler offers mores sections of the river than any other outfitter in the region. Snake River full day trips occur on eight sections of river within Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and parcels under the authority of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). These are considered amongst the most beautiful sections of river on which we guide, with majestic views of the Teton Range, the Gros Ventre Range, and Snake River Canyon. Well over 95 percent of the trout on this river are native Snake River Fine-Spotted Cutthroat trout and Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. The Snake River is considered to have the strongest population of Native Cutthroat left in the Rocky Mountain West.
Fishing Reports
Water flows from Palisades Dam have dropped this week (18,000 to 14,000 cfs) and even though the South Fork is still running slightly off color, the fishing has improved quite a bit. ... moreThe upper reach in Swan Valley and the upper Canyon from Conant to the confluence with Burns Creek have seen the best fishing. Targeting riffles, eddies, seams and banks with double nymphs has been effective. BWOs have also been making an appearing in large numbers, and using mayfly nymph imitations works well. But large stonefly imitations and mysis imitations are also just as effective if not better on some days.
Fishing Water Report:
End Access Site:
Date:
Tuesday, 25 Apr, 2017
Fish Caught:
4-8 fish
We’ve had decent weather this week with temps in the 50s and warming into the 60s. Water temperatures have been reaching the upper 40s on the Lower Snake River below Moose Bridge. ... moreWe are also starting to see the first skwalas of the season, which makes it possible to fish with large attractors along banks, seams, inside turns of riffles, and the current margin of riffle pools. BWO imitations are also doing well most days in riffles and riffle pools along seams. The afternoon is the best time for these flies.

As far as nymphing goes, use either a double nymph rig or a dry/dropper rig. Large stonefly imitations and small mayfly and caddis imitations are working well. Aim for riffles, banks, bankside troughs, seams and confluence lines.

On good days, streamers are really effective, but overall the consistency is low. We’ve been finding success with intermediate sinking tips, 3ips and 6ips tips, and 5 to 7 feet of T-11. The best places for streamer action have been banks and structure, riffle and riffle pools, and seams. Moderate sized baitfish imitations and bigger, articulated streamers are effective.
Fishing Water Report:
Date:
Monday, 24 Apr, 2017
Fish Caught:
4-8 fish
Guides
Jake originally hails from Richmond, VA and spent numerous childhood summers in the west; including Montana, California and Wyoming. After graduating from the University of Alabama, ... moreJake followed his passion for fishing and moved to Jackson, where he had already worked at Snake River Angler for several summers. He enjoys guiding the Snake with views of the Tetons, where big cutthroat aggressively hit dry flies. He prides himself on sharing his passion for fishing and the beauty of Jackson Hole with anyone floating in his boat. His saltwater experience is also extensive, with several trips to Belize, the Bahamas, and the Chesapeake Bay. When he can get away for a couple nights he enjoys spending time camping at unnamed locations on the South Fork of the Snake. Jake takes on a double role at Snake River Angler, guiding clients on the water, and taking the lead in the operations of our fly shops. When he’s not on the water you can find Jake mountain biking or duck hunting. Roll Tide…
Adair is originally from Atlanta, GA and has been coming to Jackson Hole for many years. He has lived in the valley permanently for the past four. Adair knows the water in the area, ... moreand carries the equipment that will give people on his boat the best opportunity to catch fish. He is an expert in developing his own variations on many patterns, and ties most of his flies. At 3 years old, Adair started fishing for bass in GA, and honed his skills during trips to Wyoming and Montana. Several times throughout the year Adair guides international trips to remote places including the Bahamas and South America, where it’s easy to get captivated by the excitement of fly fishing. During the off season he enjoys skiing the mountains around the valley as well as ice fishing. If you’re lucky, you might run into him on a day off fishing the lakes of Yellowstone.
Cody is originally from Cleveland, OH and grew up voyaging to the great american west… specifically right here in Jackson, Wyoming. During several summers he was a camper at Teton ... moreValley Ranch Camp, which brought him to the base of the Tetons and Gros Ventre Mountains. This experience led Cody to spend most of his younger years guiding pack trips and backpacking trips throughout the surrounding wilderness and national parks. During this time Cody developed his fishing skills and his passion for teaching. He has been with Snake River Angler for four years and loves to chat with anyone and everyone who swings in to say hi. When he is not on the water Cody loves to spend time with his pups, River and Colter, playing his guitar, and enjoying the mountain lifestyle.
Dustin grew up chasing large mouth bass and alligator gar in the south. After spending an entire summer in the backcountry of the Wind River Range building the Continental Divide Trail, ... morehe dedicated himself to chasing the largest Golden trout in the world, high in the backcountry of the Winds. Dustin has logged 300 miles a year in the Winds for the last 8 years and feels he knows where that next world record Golden is. When he is not hiking or guiding the rivers of Jackson Hole, he’s floating the Green River catching gargantuan browns beneath undercut banks. In the springtime he guides on the Green in the famous Flaming Gorge in Utah. When the season slows down a bit here in the US he likes fishing exotic locales including Belize and New Zealand.
Kyle Riley is a native of Caldwell, Idaho. He found his passion for fishing at an early age on family fishing trips to nearby Redfish Lake, in the Sawtooth Mountains. Since then, Kyle ... morehas fished the Salmon River extensively has become well known on the Snake River since moving to Jackson Hole in 2009. Over the years Kyle has fished numerous rivers looking for trout, including the Owhyee, Selway, Clearwater and Roaring Fork rivers. Kyle is a water enthusiast and began guiding river trips in high school and was a member of Fly Fisher’s of Idaho throughout college where he studied geology. Kyle’s passion for fishing and knowledge of the Yellowstone ecosystem make him the perfect guide for your fly fishing adventure.
Hunter grew up in Richmond, Virginia. When he was 15, he picked up a fly rod and his life changed forever. Family trips to the Rockies inspired Hunter to attend the University of Colorado ... moreat Boulder. During college, Hunter spent his free time fishing extensively throughout Colorado and Wyoming, where he honed his understanding of western rivers. He moved to Jackson the day after graduation and began working for Snake River Angler shortly thereafter. Hunter appreciates any day on the water, whether it’s chasing big cutthroat around the Snake, or floating the Upper Green green looking for brown trout. He enjoys working with beginners and advanced anglers to improve their abilities. He is an expert fisherman in all techniques, but loves to seek out some of the biggest fish in the river with big streamers. When he’s not guiding, Hunter is fishing, hunting, or skiing throughout the West. Hunter will work hard to put you on the best fish in the river.
Bart, aka Bartman, is a 4th Generation Star Valley, Wyoming resident. He was born with a fly fishing rod in his hand and has embraced the art of fishing. Some of his earliest memories ... moreare of fly fishing with his father and grandfather. He has also explored many rivers and streams in eastern Idaho. Bart started guiding fishing trips in 1980 taking clients by horseback up to mountain streams and lakes in the Hoback and Pinedale area. Then in 1984 he started guiding fly fishing trips with local guides and fly shops down the beautiful rivers in Wyoming and Idaho. In 1987 he began guiding in Jackson Hole taking trips all around the region. When the world championship was held in Jackson on the Snake River in 1997, Bart was the guide for not only the first place contestant but the second and third as well! In 2001, he was the High Point Guide for the Jackson Hole One Fly Tournament, and in 2010 Bart was awarded the Carmichael-Cohen Memorial Guide Award during the Jackson Hole One Fly Tournament due to his dedication, and contribution to fly fishing. Bart is a true representation of the best qualities in guiding. Bart is married to his beautiful wife Julie and has five grown sons. They all enjoy fishing, hunting, and many other outdoor activities together. Bartman is one of our most sought after guides, and booking in advance is your best bet if you would like to reserve a day with him.
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A native of Golden, CO, Sam has been avidly fishing in the Rocky Mountain region since he was a young boy. Immediately after graduating from the University of Denver, Sam moved to ... moreWyoming to pursue his passion for fly-fishing and the great outdoors. Over the past five years, he has been working for Snake River Angler, providing clients with a fun, laidback and informative experience. He enjoys working with individuals of all levels and ages, teaching the basics to beginners and fine-tuning the skills and knowledge of more experienced anglers. Call the shop to book Sam if you’re looking for a fun filled day of catching fish, while taking in the beautiful Wild, Wild West!
Scott has been fishing his whole life and grew up on the Snake River in Boise, Idaho. He has guided everything from kayaking, to whitewater, to scenic and fishing trips and his ability ... moreto read water is extraordinary. He uses the skills he has gained and applies them to finding the fish while keeping people safe on the river. With a background in education, Scott is able to break down the steps of fly fishing in order to help beginners with the mechanics of casting and can suggest small adjustments for more experienced anglers to improve their results. Scott has an amazing wealth of knowledge, covering countless rivers and streams in the area and enjoys fishing anywhere he can: including the Snake, Salt, and Green rivers, and Yellowstone National Park. Scott recently married the love of his life, Jenny, and welcomed their first child in January 2015.
Being the son of an adamant fly fisherman, Travis began fishing as soon as he could hold a rod. He took to fly fishing quickly, as if it was second nature, and developed a true love ... morefor the sport. At the age of 16, Travis started shuttling for outfitters in the Jackson area. During this time he was able to meet some of the legends of fly fishing and absorb the knowledge they shared with the young aspiring angler. This helped him develop a vast knowledge base of the best fishing in the region. His guiding career began when he was 20 and regularly guides in Jackson Hole, Star Valley, and the Pinedale area; as well as the South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho. Travis spends his summers fishing and winters skiing with his beautiful daughter and son. In the fall and spring he can be found on the Salmon River in Idaho chasing Steelhead. He is excited and willing to share his knowledge just as others did when he was learning. He also shares the same passion as his father in regards to “finding the big fish.” Be sure to call SRA and book a trip with Travis. A guide who is passionate and also laid back on the river.
Outfitter Blogs
Singlebarbed -- the other blog in the Trout Underground's fledgling writer's network -- continues to crank out weird and the wonderful posts, including this little gem about ... morefishing "cheap" tackle when the terrain (or the sudden need to flee) demands it.
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Wednesday, 24 Oct, 2007
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Very helpful and friendly staff, the folks at SRA got us set up with flies and locations to fish on the Snake. We had two fantastic weekends on the river in March and April of this year and can’t wait to head back.”
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