TRR Outfitters - Ashton
Overall, Idaho has had a wonderfully average snow year this season. The entire region is at a normal snow level when it comes to snow water equivalent. Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming are all at or above 100 percent. There are some pockets of regions in Central and Western Idaho and Western Oregon that are slightly lower than normal. This is a long-winded way of saying we are expecting exceptional water here in Idaho.
This week up in the Warm River area, we have seen or are expecting wet weather. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s 40s, and it stays under 32 degrees at night. This brings mountain snows and rainy and slowly melting snow in the valleys.
In fact, from March 11 until March 18, the snow increased in Island Park by 4 to 5 inches. But over the last couple of weeks the snow has pretty much stayed at around 40 inches of snow depth in the Island Park area. Great news for runoff! Check out Snotel and see how runoff is going for yourself.
We highly rely on mountain snowpack to provide much-needed moisture throughout the spring and summer.
The denser and slower the snow melts, the better. Idaho has a lot of lakes and reservoirs to help flatten the curve (see what I did there; ) of snow runoff. But, there is far more snow water equivalent vs. reservoir capacity. So the main job of reservoirs is for flood prevention, and second, irrigation for our farmers and ranchers.
WorldCast Anglers - Jackson Hole
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Teton River Fishing Report (3.24.20)
The Teton River is still low and cold. The boat ramp at Bates Bridge is clear and weve heard Big Eddy/Rainy is being plowed too. South Bates is opening up as well. During the early spring season, the Teton River can be a little off color. Light Nymph Rigs and streamers are going to be your best bet! Anglers can find some gaps and opportunities on the lower river during warm spells as well.
WorldCast Anglers - Jackson Hole
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Teton River Fishing Report (3.17.20)
The Teton River is low and cold. The boat ramp at Bates Bridge is clear and weve heard Big Eddy/Rainy is being plowed too. South Bates is opening up as well. During the early spring season, the Teton River can be a little off color. Light Nymph Rigs and streamers are going to be your best bet! Anglers can find some gaps and opportunities on the lower river during warm spells as well.