FISHING PROGRAMS/BOATS

The South Fork of the Snake River begins below Palisades Dam in Southeastern Idaho.  Guides normally classify the river into four broad stretches - The Upper River, The Canyon, The Middle Section and The Lower River.  Depending on the river flows, hatches and a variety of other factors, your guide will select the section of the river fishing the best during your stay.  Depending on the level of the river you will spend your day fishing from a drift boat and wading various riffles, gravel bars, pools and runs.

The majority of the trout in the South Fork are native cutthroat with good numbers of rainbows and browns added to the mix.  It is not uncommon to catch several dozen cutts in the 15 - 20 inch range on dry flies.  The naturals include six major mayfly hatches, significant stonefly hatches, caddis and midges.  Your guides will help you select just the right flies for your stay.

Spring runoff normally starts in May and can continue until mid-July.  The hatches generally get into full swing by summer no matter what the weather is like.  September is a transitional month.  October and November although cold can be phenomenal.

South Fork Outfitters provides all our guides.  These are among the finest guides you will find anywhere!  Whether you are a novice or advanced fly angler you guides will keep you safe and ensure an unforgettable experience!