Planning Your Fly-fishing Trip To Yellowstone
|........................... ......................Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
When to Come and What To Expect:
Fly Fishing: Outside Yellowstone National Park - June - South Fork of
the Snake River
The South of the Snake is a sixty plus mile long river with a variety of water types. It is a
tailwater that starts below the Palisades Reservoir just across the Wyoming - Idaho
state line. The river has a huge population of trout consisting of cutthroats, rainbows
The Salmonfly hatch starts in early June. There will be plenty of Golden Stoneflies
hatching at the same time along with the smaller, Yellow Sallies, or Little Yellow
Stoneflies. June is stonefly heaven on the South Fork of the Snake.
Hatches of mayflies also take place in June. There will be PMDs, or Pale Morning Dun
mayflies, hatching from almost the beginning of the month of June. You will find some
Green Drakes near the end of June. The caddisflies will just be starting to hatch in
We recommend you fish this river in June from a drift boat. There are miles of the river
that isn't accessible from the banks and without any access to the water to wade. Much
of the river cannot be waded during normal to high water levels.
The canyon section of the South Fork is 24 miles long. It is generally broken down into
three different float sections. The Salmonflies, Golden Stoneflies and Little Yellow
Stoneflies will be thick in the canyon in June.
Make sure you contact some of the fine locals about the river levels and weather. The
weather really fluctuates during early June, especially. We recommend choosing a time
near the end of the month, or past the middle of June anyway.