Snake River Fishing Reports & Conditions

Looking to do some fishing while you're in Eastern Idaho? We've got all the information you need.

Conditions / Gear (Updated 4/22/18)

Water flow: 18,000 cfs @ Irwin and 17,700 cfs @ Heise

Visibility: 45 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 36 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Spring prime time periods are from 10 am to about 4pm.

Best stretch: Water is high and cold - let things settle down a bit

Best access point: Dam, Husky, Irwin, Spring Creek Bridge, Conant, Cottonwood, Heise, Byinton, Twin Bridges, Lorenzo

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Water is high and cold - let things settle down a bit

Fish species: Cutthroat, Rainbow, and Brown trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: May 15 - November 1)

Nearest airport: Jackson Hole, WY (45 mins.) / Idaho Falls, ID (1.5 hours)/ SLC, UT (4 hours)

Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet: 4X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod: 9' 6 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line

Best sinking fly line: Class V Sink Tip Fly Line


Saloon & R.V. Park

3441 Hwy 26

Irwin, Id 83428

Tel: 208-483-2027

Open from 1pm to close

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