January – April
Fishing is limited in January due to the extreme temperatures. After that, the weather continues to improve moving forward. The South Fork and Henry’s Fork fish well in these months. The Teton isn’t very good until June, although it has a few bright spots. These early months are best fished with streamers or nymphs.
Salmon flies out all over Henry’s Fork with dry fly action hot and heavy. Most stretches will be fishing great with huge fish hitting the surface. This will last until late June.
Small dries mix with the salmon flies to make fishing even better. The flat water on the Henry’s Fork will be fantastic coupled with the salmon flies in the fast water making for the best of both worlds.
The South Fork salmon flies start to hatch on the lower river. The Narrows starts to fish well with salmon flies on the upper and lower sections. The Upper Teton hatches begin with green drakes and PMDs. The Henry’s Fork is still fishing great; the lower river drake hatches begin, the canyon sections fish well with golden stones and nymphs and the upper waters, including Railroad Ranch, have every kind of mayfly hatching.
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Salmon fly hatch takes over on the South Fork. The riffles are full of fish eating small mayflies. The Narrows also are filled with adult golden stones. The entire Teton fishes well on these large dries. Wade trips are great this time of year. The Henry’s Fork still fishes well, mostly in the canyon section with large dries and droppers as well as the flat water, for huge rainbows.
Hopper city. The South Fork and Narrows are filled with large hoppers. The infamous Chernobyl ant along with other hopper and large attractor patterns are fished to produce large numbers and large fish. The Narrows are very accessible to wading. Upper Teton fishing like it should, big rainbows and big cutthroats on anything from small dries to big hoppers.
The grouse season begins. Cast and Blast for Ruffed Grouse in the foothills around the lodge. The Teton River produces huge fish on small dries. The Henry’s Fork still produces high numbers of fish with large fish caught in the flat water. Hoppers are still thick on the South Fork and Narrows. September/October big fish contest begins with many large browns caught on streamers.
Cast and Blast for ducks and grouse followed by an afternoon of fishing. Some of the best fishing of the year is to be had during this beautiful month of outdoor sporting. Big browns are out and moving on the South Fork. Blue-winged Olive Mayfly hatches are blanketing the South Fork on warmer days. The Henry’s Fork still produces large rainbows.