How It Works
Once you call us the process is actually quite simple. We will talk to you on the phone and answer any questions that you may have. Then you will pick your dates and make your reservation.
On the day of your trip we will pick you up at your hotel. If you need a fishing license or any flies or lures we will go by a shop to pick up what you need. Then it's off to the river.
"I had a great day because of your patience, experience, expertise, and friendliness." -Tyler, Virginia
After rigging up the rods and the boat we will hit the water. If you are new to fishing, our expert (and very patient) guides will give you all of the instruction you need. Then it's on to Catching Fish!!!
Our day is spent floating down the river, fishing from the boat as well as stopping on shore to work to good holes. We have snacks and drinks on the boat, and on full day trips we stop for a delicious shore lunch.
At the end of the day we will load up the truck and drive you back to your hotel, where you can rest up for the next day's adventure.
Our company is small and therefore very flexible and more than happy to customize your trip to fit your needs.
What You Need
Jackson Hole Anglers will supply just about everything you will need for a great day on the river. If you would like to use your own gear you can certainly supplement yours for ours
- Fly Rods and Reels
- Spinning Rods and Reels
- Boats and Lifejacksts
- Professional Guide
- Snacks and Beverages
- Lunch (Full day Trips Only)
- Transportation to River
"Thanks for a great Snake River experience, It was the highlight of our family vacation..." -Wayne, Wyoming
What you should bring:
- A Jacket in case of foul weather
- Shoes that can get wet
- Any medications you need (insuline, epinephrine, etc.)
- Any additional snacks or beverages you desire
- Flies and Lures (We can get these at shop in am)
- Fishing License (We can get these at shop in am)
If you have any questions or concerns about what to bring or what is supplied please give us a call and we will be happy to talk about your needs or concerns.
Waters We Fish
Running through the heart of Jackson Hole, The Snake River is one of the crown jewels of the U.S. Wild and Scenic Rivers program. It is a classic freestone river that is home to native Snake River Cutthroat Trout. The scenery is spectacular and the trout are plentiful with an average of over 800 fish per mile.
The Snake is a large river and is best fished by boat. We guide on a variety of different stretches of the Snake River, spanning over 40 miles. Most of the sections are calm, moving water with a variety of riffles, cut banks, deep pools, and long runs. There is also an 8 mile stretch of whitewater on the Snake that we guide on. Fishing through the whitewater canyon is an unforgettable experience.
The Snake River is typically fishable year round, with the exception of a brief period of spring run-off which tends to occur sometime during May or June.
The Green River is home to some of the largest trout in the area. Just over an hours drive from Jackson, the Green offers beautiful western scenery, plentiful wildlife, and some of the best fishing on the planet.
Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Cutthroat Trout all call the Green River home. Some of them getting up to 25-30 inches! The Green is a small, intimate river, but still best fished by drift boat.
The season on the Green tends to be fairly short, from roughly June-August.
About a 45 minute drive from Jackson is Wyoming's Salt River. The Salt is a small river, winding the rural and beautiful Star Valley. It is home to Brown, Rainbow, and Cutthroat Trout.
You can fish the Salt by either wading or floating. The trout here tend to hide in the myriad of brushy banks, swift riffles, and deep pools.
The season on the Salt River runs from June-November.
Do you enjoy sight casting to 27" Brown Trout in Gin clear water? If you do, then our Private Spring Creeks are the water for you. For a rod fee of $150 per person (plus standard guide fee), we will take you to our beautiful ranch in the heart of Star Valley. There are multiple ponds, connected by a crystal clear creek, that are home to monster Brown Trout and Cutthroat Trout.
The ranch is about an hours drive from Jackson through the beautiful Snake River Canyon. Once there, you will enjoy easy wading and casting to selective fish that range from 14-27 inches!
The creeks are fishable year round, and our guides can put you onto these beautiful fish!
Yellowstone National Park is a huge area. Bigger than some states. Within it's boundaries lie a lifetime of fishing. Nowhere else in the world will you find such an amazing mix of wildlife, geothermal features, wilderness, and adventure. Days in Yellowstone tend to be long, tiring, and Awesome!
With the town of Jackson lying about an hour from the South Entrance to Yellowstone, we tend to focus on the waters in the southern part of the park. The two waters we fish most often are Lewis Lake and the Firehole River.
Lewis Lake is an unbelievable fishery about 1.5 hours north of Jackson. It is home to both Brown Trout and Lake Trout. Most of the fish we catch tend to be in the 16-22 inch range with some occasionally bigger. We use our drift boats with small outboard motors to navigate the lake. Focusing our fishing on flats and drop-offs, we catch fish here on a variety of nymphs and streamers and even occasionally on dries during the Brown Drake hatch. Lewis Lake is a great option for both kids and adults, beginners and advanved anglers alike. We typically fish Lewis Lake during June, July, and October.
There are few fishing experiences on the planet like fishing the Firehole River. Listed in the book "Ten Places to Fly-Fish Before you Die", and just about every other list of the top fly fishing destinations, the Firehole is truly amazing.
Leaving Jackson, you will drive North for two hours, through two National Parks, before reaching the Firehole River. Once there, you are surrounded by Yellowstone's splendor. Geysers erupt around you, herds of bison and elk walk by, as wade into the these sparkling waters. If you can turn your attention away from all that, you will find plenty of Brown and Rainbow Trout to cast to. The fish in the Firehole tend not to be overly large, but the setting is like no place on earth.
If you are looking to combine a tour of Yellowstone National Park with some great fishing, this may be the trip for you.
August 7, 2017
The Snake River has dropped, cleared, and is fishing great! After a prolonged run-off the snow is gone and it's time to get out there. We are getting consistent surface action with large stonefly immitations, as well as all-day action on a variety of nymphs. The wait has been long but the time is now!
The Green River has stabilized and is fishing quite well. Large Browns and Rainbows are being caught mostly on stonefly and mayfly nymphs along with San Juan worms, but the afternoon dry fly bite has been turning on. The Green currently offers the best fishing in the region.
Lewis Lake has warmed a bit but is still producing fish. Sporadic Brown Drake hatches can make for fun action. Outside of that, sub-surface is the trick.
The Firehole River is open and fishing quite well. There are huge caddis hatches and intermittent mayfly hatches as well. Given the high water, we have done pretty well catching trout on nymphs such as pheasant tails and princes.
Lakes and Still Waters
The Lakes and Reservoirs start getting a bit tougher mid-summer as water temps rise. You can find fish near the surface at dawn and dusk but need to focus deeper during the day.
The Private Spring Creeks that we have access to can fish well through the spring due to water temps that are consitently in the mid-50's and the beautiful clarity of the water.
Snake River Tributaries
Most of the tribs are now clear and fishing well. Large attractor dries are the way to go here.