Fly Fishing Report

 

Current Report as of:

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Goldenstones  size 6-8 Recommended patterns:  Adult, chubbies

Salmon Flies 2-6 Recommended patterns: Chubby, 12 step stone, Kamikaze and Pink top

Caddis size 18-14 Recommended patterns: CDC Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Caddis

Terrestrials size 18-12 Recommended patterns: Bumble Butt, Pico Spider, Green Beetle, Black foam beetle, Pico Ant, Black-Cinnamon-Two tone ant, stimulator.

Grass Hoppers size 6-10 Recommended patterns: Panty Dropper Hopper, Parachute Hopper and many others

Streamers size 2-12 Recommended patterns:  Wolly bugger, Dalai Lama, Sculp-zilla, Flash Fry, Sculpin patterns

Nymphs size 4-22 Recommended patterns: Stonefly Nymph, Hare’s Ear, Golden Stone nymph, Copper John, SOS Nymph, Wire Caddis Pupa, Prince Nymph, Twisted Caddis

Fishing on the South Fork has been really good! Salmon flies are hatching and are bringing fish to the surface! The hatch is spread through out the upper river. The golden stones have begun hatching and are turning lots of fish from Indian rock down to Danskin. Caddis are also hatching in large numbers and fish are keying into them, especially later in the evening. The banks of the river are starting the crawl with grass hoppers and its only a matter of time before the fish eat everyone they see! There have also been a few pinks starting to hatch. You can also search the banks with your favorite attractor pattern like the purple chubby or PMX. Nymphing and streamers have also been productive.

South Fork Boise River

Current Report as of:

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Midges size 20-28 Recommended patterns: Griffiths gnat, Suspended midge, Para midge, Adult, Magic Fly

BWO size 18-22 Recommended patterns: Adult, RS2, Comparadun, CDC Dun, Emergers

PMD size 14-18 Recommended patterns: Adult, Emerger, Cripple, Extended body, CDC Dun, spinner

Pinks size 18-22 Recommended patterns: Adult, RS2, CDC Dun

Callibaetis size 18-22 Recommended patterns: Adult, RS2, CDC Dun, Emergers, Cripple, Spinner

Caddis size 18-14 Recommended patterns: CDC Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Caddis

Terrestrials size 18-12 Recommended patterns: Bumble Butt, Pico Spider, Green Beetle, Black foam beetle, Pico Ant, Black-Cinnamon-two tone ant.

Streamers size 2-12 Recommended patterns:  Wolly bugger, Dalai Lama, Sculp-zilla, Flash Fry, Sculpin patterns

Nymphs size 4-22 Recommended patterns: San Juan worm, Zebra midge, Split Wing PMD, flash back Pheasant tail, Crystal baetis nymph

PMD’s PMD’s PMD’s! PMD’s have been hatching throughout the river and depending on your location on the river, you may see them all day. However, the bulk of the hatch seems to be coming off between 2 and 6 PM. Throughout that hatch, there have been pinks hatching with the PMD’s and fish are keying into both. Most are between a size 16 and 18. Caddis and Callibaetis have also been hatching and depending on your location, fish will be eating them. Small terrestrials are everywhere and will fall into the water to make a great meal for a hungry trout. Search with a Pico spider or a small Ant pattern next to the bank to entice those fish looking for an easy meal. Even though they aren’t out in full force yet, a grasshopper this time of year will bring a lot of fish to the surface. Drop a nymph underneath it and you will see some action. And finally, never leave home without a few midges. At anytime on the Owyhee you may encounter a large midge hatch. 

Nymphing and streamer fishing is always productive.

Owyhee River

Current Report as of:

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Silver Creek

Tricos size 26-22 recommended patterns: Adults, black spinners, blonde spinners

Midges size 20-28 Recommended patterns: Griffiths gnat, Suspended midge, Para midge, Adult, Magic Fly

PMD size 14-18 Recommended patterns: Adult, Emerger, Cripple, Extended body, CDC Dun, spinner

Callibaetis size 18-22 Recommended patterns: Adult, RS2, CDC Dun, Emergers, Cripple, Spinner

Caddis size 18-14 Recommended patterns: CDC Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Caddis

Terrestrials size 18-12 Recommended patterns: Bumble Butt, Pico Spider, Green Beetle, Black foam beetle, Pico Ant, Mouse

The morning BWO hatch has been strong and after that, the PMD’s have been bringing a lot of fish to the surface. Callibaetis have also been hatching mid-day. If you find yourself with no hatch to fish, try searching the banks with a medium sized terrestrial. Tricos have also started hatching and the spinner fall in the early morning has been bringing fish to the surface.

Current Report as of:

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Big Wood River

Pinks size 18-22 Recommended patterns: Adult, RS2, CDC Dun

PMD size 14-18 Recommended patterns: Adult, Emerger, Cripple, Extended body, CDC Dun, spinner

Caddis size 18-14 Recommended patterns: CDC Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Caddis

Green Drakes 12-10 Recommended patterns: Adult, cripple and emerger

Terrestrials size 18-12 Recommended patterns: Bumble Butt, Pico Spider, Green Beetle, Black foam beetle, Pico Ant, Mouse, Purple Chubby

Streamers size 2-12 Recommended patterns:  Wolly bugger, Dalai Lama, Sculp-zilla, Flash Fry, Sculpin patterns

Nymphs size 4-22 Recommended patterns: San Juan worm, Zebra midge, Split Wing PMD, flash back Pheasant tail, Crystal baetis nymph

The flows are dropping nicely, and water clarity is good. The green drakes are about finished. Search with a green drake, caddis or purple chubby for great dry fly action. Also be prepared with PMDs, pinks, and small terrestrials.  Small streamers and nymphing will also be good.

Current Report as of:

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Boise River In Town

Streamers size 2-12 Recommended patterns:  Wolly bugger, Dalai Lama, Sculp-zilla, Flash Fry, Sculpin patterns

Nymphs size 4-22 Recommended patterns: San Juan worm, Zebra midge, Split Wing PMD, flash back Pheasant tail, Crystal baetis nymph

Flows have dropped to 900 cfs, and fishing has been great. Look for decent caddis and PMD hatches in the afternoon and evening. Nymphing is typically the most productive. If you float and fish, throw out some attractor patterns near the bank.  You could also pitch out streamers as you float. Be cautious to fellow floaters, so watch your back cast.

Current Report as of:

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Middle Fork/North Fork

Boise River

Both rivers are in prime shape for wade fishing. Throw your favorite dry fly or attractor pattern and get ready to catch lots of fish.  Be safe on the drive up.

Click here for SF River flows. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/id/nwis/uv/?site_no=13190500&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010
Click here for Owyhee River flow report. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/id/nwis/uv/?site_no=13183000&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010
Click here for Big Wood River flows. livepage.apple.comhttp://waterdata.usgs.gov/id/nwis/uv/?site_no=13139510&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010
Click here for Boise River in town flows. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/id/nwis/uv/?site_no=13206000&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010
Click here for NF & MF Boise River flows. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/id/nwis/uv/?site_no=13185000&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010

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