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No Hackle
06-21-2012, 07:24 PM
Going to be in Jackson Hole in late July and I'm trying to cut down on my luggage. Do I need my waders for the Snake in July.
I've been to Yellowstone many times and know I dont need them there.Any info will help me make up my mind. I tend to all but the kitchen sink. Trying to make this a lighter trip.
Lynn

g022271
06-21-2012, 11:44 PM
It all depends on where you plan to fish the Snake. What you might do is ship some of your gear to your hotel where you will be arriving (letting them know of what you are doing - a lot of people do this)and do it where it will be there when you arrive. I would rather have them and not need them , than need them and not have them. Also, if you need any other info(restaurants,hikes, other fishing spots than the Snake, etc.....) about the area,I'll be more than happy to try to help . I've been going out there every year for over 20 years .


Mike

No Hackle
06-22-2012, 09:35 AM
Thanks Mike and hey while you're offering where do we need to eat. We'll only be there for 2 days then off to YS. Did find a spot to fish down some railroad tracks just outside of town that a friend told me about,but will take more advise. I'm not looking for secrets just a point of entry. Thanks for the info.
Lynn

doghaircaddis
06-22-2012, 10:37 AM
You can rent waders and boots from High Country Flies in Jackson Hole.

g022271
06-22-2012, 05:07 PM
Lynn, For me to be able to really recommend places to eat, I need to know more details , such as will there be wives going, how much do you want to spend, etc.....so here is my email address if you want to give me your phone number and I'll give you a call and go over some good places to go eat.
memcconk@gmail.com

Mike

No Hackle
06-23-2012, 10:14 AM
Mike one thing about the Hayes household is we eat well. We want good food. It doesnt have to be in a nice place,but if it is a nice place so much the better.My wife, kid and in-laws will be with me. Maybe you recommend where the locals eat. If they eat there it has to be good. Thanks buddy.
Lynn

g022271
06-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Lynn, Don't know where in Jackson you are staying (in town or close by), but here are some good places:
Breakfast -- The Bunnery , The Virginian, and one of my favorite is at Dornan's up at Moose Junction where you can eat outside with the Tetons right there. Also , there is a killer buffet up at Jackson Lake Lodge which might work into your schedule going up to YNP. My very favorite breakfast place soldout in town and is only open at the airport - Jedidiah's House of Sourdough.
Dinner - The Mangy Moose over in Teton Village, the Gunbarrel in Jackson, Merry Piglets (good Mexican food) , Bubba's (bbq), Dornan's (Pizza), our very favorite is about 60 miles south in a town called Thayne and is called Dad's Bar and Steakhouse - a definite local eatery. You have to call ahead to reserve your prime rib.
As far as placess to fish, the place where you mentioned earlier was about where I was going to suggest. If you have any other questns at all, don't hesitate . Hopper patterns miight be working in Star valley on the salt river south of Jackson - where Thayne is.
by late July.

Mike

No Hackle
07-17-2012, 09:52 AM
[Thanks Mike, Gonna check out a few of those for sure. What do they call the place down the tracks on the Snake.
Lynn


QUOTE=g022271;101749]Lynn, Don't know where in Jackson you are staying (in town or close by), but here are some good places:
Breakfast -- The Bunnery , The Virginian, and one of my favorite is at Dornan's up at Moose Junction where you can eat outside with the Tetons right there. Also , there is a killer buffet up at Jackson Lake Lodge which might work into your schedule going up to YNP. My very favorite breakfast place soldout in town and is only open at the airport - Jedidiah's House of Sourdough.
Dinner - The Mangy Moose over in Teton Village, the Gunbarrel in Jackson, Merry Piglets (good Mexican food) , Bubba's (bbq), Dornan's (Pizza), our very favorite is about 60 miles south in a town called Thayne and is called Dad's Bar and Steakhouse - a definite local eatery. You have to call ahead to reserve your prime rib.
As far as placess to fish, the place where you mentioned earlier was about where I was going to suggest. If you have any other questns at all, don't hesitate . Hopper patterns miight be working in Star valley on the salt river south of Jackson - where Thayne is.
by late July.

Mike[/QUOTE]

Fishstu
08-16-2012, 11:16 AM
No Hackel - -

I'm curious about your trip - - especially places you fished. My wife and I are going to be in Teton / Yellowstone in mid-September; staying at Grant Village.

We are considering a 1/2 day drift on the Snake with either Mangis Fishing Guide Service or Jackson Hole Anglers. I was out there about 5 years ago with my son and took a 1/2 day drift on the Snake with Mangis - - great time, great weather, some impressive wildlife (not to mention the incredible scenery) and some nice-sized Snake River cutts to-hand.

Fished a couple smaller streams in Teton (the one I recall as I sit here without my journal, was Cottonwood Creek), with some success.

Any suggestions on streams or where on the Snake you (or anyone else for that matter, who reads this post) fished would be welcomed.

Also, I printed Mike's list of suggested "eateries" - - very helpful - - thanks, Mike!

FishStu

No Hackle
08-17-2012, 09:56 AM
No Hackel - -

I'm curious about your trip - - especially places you fished. My wife and I are going to be in Teton / Yellowstone in mid-September; staying at Grant Village.

We are considering a 1/2 day drift on the Snake with either Mangis Fishing Guide Service or Jackson Hole Anglers. I was out there about 5 years ago with my son and took a 1/2 day drift on the Snake with Mangis - - great time, great weather, some impressive wildlife (not to mention the incredible scenery) and some nice-sized Snake River cutts to-hand.

Fished a couple smaller streams in Teton (the one I recall as I sit here without my journal, was Cottonwood Creek), with some success.

Any suggestions on streams or where on the Snake you (or anyone else for that matter, who reads this post) fished would be welcomed.

Also, I printed Mike's list of suggested "eateries" - - very helpful - - thanks, Mike!

FishStu
Sorry for the non-report. But yes I fished the Snake near Moose. It fished very well Find some slow water and you'll find fish. I only got to fish it for 3 hours because they sent my rods to seattle instead Jackson. That took a whole day from me. I really wished I could have fished the Gros Ventre. It has really good access. Back to the Snake. Ifished a large Yellow stone with a Uncle Jack dropper and caught 4 or five fish. My son and wife caught up with me and we fished the right bank looking up river @ moose. Lots of fish here. Wished we could have fished the whole thing,but a very bad thunder storm rolled through and it was time anyway to head to Yellowstone.
As far as the eateries for sure check out Bubbas and the Bunnery. They were our Favorites. We werent disappointed with anywhere we ate.
Lynn

No Hackle
08-17-2012, 09:59 AM
Hey Fishstu are you going to the TU meeting thursday. If so My name is Lynn Hayes I 'll try to find you and give you first hand detail. You might also be interested with the Lake trout show Marc going to have.
Lynn

Fishstu
08-17-2012, 11:53 AM
Thank you, Lynn, for the "non-report" about the Snake and Gros Ventre - - the mix-up about your gear had to be frustrating (to say the least, and not use more colorful language). Also, thanks for offering to chat at the TU meeting - - unfortunately, I am a flat-lander "stuck" in Indiana and unable to make those meetings. However, I am a member of chapter there because I consider the GSMNP to be my "home waters" and that chapter is far more active and informative than any 'round here.

Take care - - and, again, thanks - -
FishStu

No Hackle
08-17-2012, 12:10 PM
Listen if your going to YSNP. You should fish Lower Slough creek. This is the water beloww the campground. It has more cutbows and their are bigger fish around down there.The first meadow above has the numbers and those fish are 14 to 16''. Also go to Tower Falls section of the Yellowstone River Good fishing to be had in the canyon. Access is the trail for the overlook to tower falls. There will be a sign saying that the trail is washed out @ the bottom. Its always washed out. its a pretty steep bank but doable. Just watch your step. Fish close up the Bank and you'll be able to access Tower Creek there. You may also get some run up fish from Hebgan Lake in the Madison. Big nymphs and streamers should let you know pretty quickly if their there. You may want to try Lewis river channel as well it's all Browns with an outside chance of a Lake trout.
Have a good time.
Lynn

g022271
08-25-2012, 04:03 PM
No Hackle (Lynn) -First off I need to apologize to you for not getting back to you about the fishing spot on the Snake near some tracks. I must've had a senior moment cause I was thinking of a spot on the Greys River (down south of JH on the east side of the Salt Mtn Range). Too bad you didn't get to fish the Gros Ventre , because it does have some good spots, but there are soooo many good fishing streams out there, it would take a lifetime to check them all out.
Glad you liked the Bunnery and Bubbas..what places if any were you dissapointed in? I failed to tell you about a couple of greatt dessert spots and FishStu might like these as welll..Signal Mtn Lodge has some great berry pies alamode and the Pioneer Grill at Jackson Lake Lodge has some monster size desserts as well.
Also, thanks for the info on fishing in YNP. I plan on fshing there at least one day the first of Oct. Hopefullly , the weather will hold off on the snow.

Mike

No Hackle
08-25-2012, 07:54 PM
Mike, My friend that told me about the tracks must have been having a senoir moment too. I asked our waitress @ bubba's and their was a couple fisherman that worked there. They weren't aware of any tracks. She said tracks couldn't be layed there or it would have been settled alot earlier. Go figure.
As far as the Gros Ventre,it tore me up that I didnt get to fish it. On the way back I learned of the Buffalo Fork.Also we stayed @ togoweetee (spl) pass. Black rock creek was basically across the road from where we stayed. Well I went one evening to check it out and there were yellow sallies hatching with fish everywhere. I rushed back to the lodge and asked where a computer was so I could get my liscence. I couldn't get the web page to boot. Thats the closest I ever came to being a poacher.LOL. I went back and watched those fish feed for about a hour. I dreamed of dumb 10'' cutthroat that night.We left the next day.
We weren't really disappointed with anywhere we ate. Except the Pizza Hut in Cody where I promptly got food poisoning. Very pleased with Jackson Hole. A little expensive,but already planning on a trip back.
Lynn