Jefferson River Fishing Report

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Jefferson River Fishing Report

Current Conditions:
Water temperatures have rebounded due to longer nights and some cooler days. Fishing is still going to best in the mornings as afternoon temps can still spike on warmer days. This is a low fish count river so don’t expect a lot of numbers and you really need to know exactly where these trout are holding or it can be a long and slow day. Nymphing the slower seems below riffles is a good option. Don’t be shy about dead drifting some really big streamers trailed by a baetis nymph. On cloudy days try stripping giant streamers on sink tips in the deeper runs.  

The Month Ahead:
The Jeff should get better as water temps drop and continue to fish well into October and November. Streamers, dead drifting big stuff and the occasional dry fly action in the eddies and slicks can be expected.

Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The Jefferson is not a good winter fishery with large ice shelves making floating dangerous and wading difficult.