September is by far my favorite month to fish in and around Jackson Hole. Cottonwood and Aspen trees respond to cooler temperatures, changing their leaves from green to yellows and fish rise to various dry flies. Most of our days are sunny and warm, but the first snow of the season often falls in September; albeit briefly.
Jack shows off a nice brown trout from Coyote creek.
I kicked off the fantastic September fishing by guiding and hosting Jack and Paul from CT for the better part of a week. These guys join me every year for some great fall fishing, staying at the Teton Fly Fishing cabin in Dubois, Wyoming and fishing local waters nearby. We spent a couple days there fishing remote waters, catching plenty of cutthroat, brown, rainbows and brook trout. Most fish were in the 8-14" range, but there were a few surprises! Successful fly patterns varied, but I'd say my top pics were the Purple Haze, Parachute hare's ear, and grey drake emerger. Dry Dropper combos also worked well, particularly on the colored-up brook trout. After some great days at the cabin, we returned to Jackson, ending the trip with a float trip on the Snake. Jack had fished the Snake before with me, but this was Paul's first trip on Jackson Hole's main river. The Snake didn't disappoint; the dry fly fishing was good and the weather perfect!
Paul fishes an evening hatch. Coyote creek treated us well. We rounded out another fine day of fishing with grilled steaks at the cabin. Always fun fishing these guys; can't wait till next year!