August 5, 2012
Hello, This is Rob with the Rockin M Ranch and Outfitters in Alpine Wyoming. I appologize for the space between blogs, I have been busy guiding on the area rivers and I am just learning wordpress. This has been a great summer for Fly Fishing. This has also been one of the earliest starts I can remember in the last ten years.
All of the rivers started fishing well 3-4 weeks earlier than than typical, which ended up being the first weeks of June. I am frequently fishing the Salt, Snake and Green. Many people assume that these hot, lower water years result in poor fishing. I have had very few slow days this summer. It is typical for the rivers to slow down somewhere between 1:00-3:00, but all last week the Salt fished the best in the afternoons until our guided day was over around 5:00-6:00 p.m. I am noticing that fishing the sections with the faster more oxygenated water is the key to afternoon success. In general I avoid the sections with the slower banks. I fished Wilson to South Park on the Snake River in Jackson last week. I was not impressed. Slow fishing and big crowds. Thanks for reading. I will try to update more often.