Teton River

The Teton River is an 81.5-mile-long tributary of the Henrys Fork (Wikipedia) that begins in the Teton Basin near Victor. It flows north west towards Rexburg.

The upper river in the basin is easily accessible at several locations, while the section that flows through the famed Teton Canyon is nearly inaccessible. 

The lower Teton River is accessible at the Newdale Bridge, the old Teton Dam site, Spring Hollow near Drummond or if your in a pontoon and wearing a life jacket - the slide at Bitch Creek confluence. Make sure your prepared if you decide to descend the Teton as there are many natural hazards besides the river including large lake sections that can strand you on a windy day and rattle snakes on the banks. Stay on your toes!

Rockin' on a Teton Tributary

Check out this video featuring music from the Jason James Band, a southern rocks style band home grown in Eastern Idaho. Concert footage from November 30th, 2013 benefit concert for special needs kids. Fishy footage features some beautiful small stream cutties guaranteed to make your mouth water for the amazing fishing on Teton and Bitch Creek.

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Dam to Newdale

Teton River

Thanks to Miller Drift Boat Rentals in Ashton, Idaho for the opportunity to row one of their Hyde Drift Boats on the Teton River's Dam to Newdale section. We fished mainly hopper patterns, which were not that productive, probably due to overcast skies and cooler temperatures. Since the anglers in our boat were beginners, we stuck with a big terrestrial to make things easier, which finally paid off when we boated one fish.

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Hopper Time on the Teton

There here! Hoppers! Fish are keyed in on them and hungry. Throw a hopper dropper rig at the bank and hold on. While hoppers get a lot of play, don't overlook other terrestrials like beetles and ants, both of which can stay afloat with a size 10 Copper John hanging off it. Try dropping Hare's Ear, Princes, or Pheasant tail, any size to present a double threat to unsuspecting fish.

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Not a good night on the Teton

Had a slow night on the Teton River on the Newdale downstream section. Hooked up on a fish using a black rubberleg on our nymph rig and battled a Cutthroat snagged with a Lightning Leach streamer tied by Brandon Huerta. There were minimal rises and little takers underwater. I'm not very familiar with this part of the river so I can't tell you if this is normal for this time of year and it will heat up soon or if it was simply an off day for fishing.

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Windy

Teton river fished it today 11/17/11 at bates bridge and just back rowed up a ways it was pretty windy out as it has been for the past few days. There as been a few midges and very few bluewing olives and when they are there the wind has blown them off so riser action is far and few between for now.

Teton River

Teton

The river has risen two feet in the past 48 hours and is running around 2300 CFS. Fishing will probalby be tough until the levels start to settle down or stabilize.

Teton River

Teton River

On the lower river twitching big foam patterns against the bank is working good with all the hoppers on the water.  A very effective method which is not used very often is swinging flies.  Cast across stream and swing the fly just underneath the water in front of the fish.  Good flies for this are size 12-16 soft hackle, renegades, and grifiths knats.

Teton River

Teton River

It's time to use your big hopper patterns.  Use hopper dropper set up with any bead head pattern a foot or so from the hopper.  Don't forget pmds, caddis, and in the evening streamer patterns.    Come check out our selection of terestrials, we have ants, beetles, hoppers, and big attractor patterns like fat alberts and chernobyls.

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