Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide

Guided Fly Fishing

Guided Fly FishingAll guided trips in Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park by Rob Parkins are booked/licensed through JD High Country Outfitters. 307-733-3270

“Guides working on the South Fork of the Snake River are licensed with The Lodge at Palisades Creek, an Idaho state licensed outfitter. Your guide is an employee of TLAPC and your trip will be paid for at The Lodge at Palisades Creek.”

The Lodge at Palisades Creek P.O. Box 776 3720 Hwy 26 Irwin, ID 83428 866-393-1613 The Lodge at Palisades Creek.

 

 

A brief description of the rivers I fish :

The Snake River is a fantastic fishery for anglers of all ability levels. The fishery is very healthy, with strong numbers of native Snake River Finespot Cutthroat Trout. The average size fish is 8″ – 14″, with many fish over 16″ and a surprising amount in the 20″+ range. The beginning angler will have plenty of opportunities to hook and land trout in all size ranges, while getting the big ‘yellow bellies’ to pose for a picture takes some skill.

There are 80 miles of fishable river between Jackson Lake Dam and the end of the canyon at Palisades Reservoir. The upper stretch flows approx 35 miles through Grand Teton National Park and offers some of the most majestic scenery imaginable. The lower river has many different characteristics and produces some of the most consistent fishing.

Yellowstone National Park – This is a trout fishing paradise. Yellowstone Park has unlimited fishing possibilities, which are best discovered through exploring the backcountry and experience gained from fishing these waters. We focus our guides options in the southern portion of the park.

Guided Fly Fishing 2Yellowstone Lake opens June 15th and is great early season option. Fishing for native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout on Yellowstone Lake is as good as it gets. A native species of trout, in its home water, in our nations oldest park – unforgettable.

The Madison, Firehole and Gibbon Rivers offer great wade fishing on smaller rivers for energetic fish. If you are traveling to Yellowstone Park and do not fly fish, it’s worth learning just so you can fly fish this volcanic caldera.

The Green River – Located approximately an hour south of Jackson Hole, the Green is a much smaller river than the Snake, yet is ideal to fish out of a drift boat. This intimate river originates in the Wind River Mountain range and flows all the way through Wyoming until in enters Utah in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

The Green River flows through ranch land and sagebrush fields that is home to many moose, mule deer, antelope and birds of many species. It offers a variety of species of trout, including cutthroat, rainbow, the hybrid cutt-bow, brown and brook trout.

The season on the Green usually begins a month prior to the water clearing on the Snake, in mid-June.

The South Fork of the Snake River is where the Snake River flows out of Palisades Reservoir, better known as the South Fork. This is a very diverse river. From sight fishing to good fish in the shallow riffles with small PMD’s and caddis to twitching big hoppers and stoneflies along the banks, the South Fork offers all types of fishing.

The valley stretches offer a broad river with many side channels and braids that provide great fishing in the riffles. The canyon stretch is 26 miles of wilderness. Cutthroat, rainbows and browns call this river home and can grow quite large.

Given the right conditions the South Fork can come alive with the salmon fly hatch at the first of July, while the fall fishing on the South Fork can provide some of the best action.

“Guides working on the South Fork of the Snake River are licensed with The Lodge at Palisades Creek, an Idaho state licensed outfitter. Your guide is an employee of TLAPC and your trip will be paid for at The Lodge at Palisades Creek.”

The Lodge at Palisades Creek p.o. box 776 3720 Hwy 26 Irwin, Id. 83428 1-866-393-1613 The Lodge at Palisades Creek