Fly Fishing Report

 

Current Report as of:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Midges size 20-26 Recommended patterns: Hatching midge, Griffiths gnat, Suspended midge, Para midge

BWO size 18-20 Recommended patterns: Cripple, Parachute BWO, RS2, Comparadun, CDC Dun, Extended body BWO

Caddis size 14-18 Recommended patterns: Olive, Brown, Gray, Brown/Olive CDC Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Caddis, Peacock Caddis.

Terrestrials 18-12 Recommended patterns: Cicada, Pico Spider, Small dark stimulators, ants

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

Nymphs size 4-22 Recommended patterns: Zebra midge, (purple, red, green) Prince nymph, flash back Pheasant tail, flash back Hares ear, (copper, red, black) Copper John, Stonefly Nymph, Wood grub, Crystal baetis nymph

The South Fork of the Boise is closed April 1st until memorial weekend.  In the past, opening weekend flows on the South Fork is 1600 CFS, however, rumor has it that on opening weekend the flows will be at 600CFS which will make for great wading. Flies you should have include: Caddis, Pinks, Cicada, Salmon Flies, Terrestrials, streamers and nymphs.


South Fork Boise River

Current Report as of:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Midges size 20-26 Recommended patterns: Hatching midge, Griffiths gnat, Suspended midge, Para midge

BWO size 18-20 Recommended patterns: Cripple, Parachute BWO, RS2, Comparadun, CDC Dun, spinners

Callibaetis size 18-14 Recommended patterns: Adult dun, RS2, Cripple, Extended body, Spinners

Pail Morning Duns (PMD) size 16-14 Recommended patterns: Adult dun, RS2, RS2 Pink, Adult Pink, CDC Pink, Cripple, Extended body, Spinners, Parachute PMD, comparadun, Light Cahill adult.

Terrestrials 18-12 Recommended patterns: Pico ant, Pico Spider, Two toned ant, Green Beetle, Bumble Butt, Small dark stimulators.

Caddis size 14-18 Recommended patterns: Olive, Brown, Tan, Gray, Brown/Olive CDC Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Caddis, Peacock Caddis

Streamers size 2-12 Recommended patterns:  Wolly bugger, Dalai Lama, Sculp-Zilla, Yellow Yummy

Nymphs size 12-22 Recommended patterns: Split Wing PMD, Split Wing BWO, Zebra Midge, Brassy, Red winged Prince nymph, Pheasant tail, Caddis pupa, SOS Nymph, Twisted caddis.

PMD’s are starting to hatch in a variety of colors such as yellow, pink, and cream. It seems the fish will key into these colors when you see them hatching, so it is worth having the variety.  Caddis and Yellow Sallies will be out in the warmer part of the day, along with callibaetis.  The fish are definitely keyed on small terrestrials that fall into the water, if you catch yourself in between a hatch, search with an ant, beetle or spider.  Nymphing small caddis pupas and mayfly nymphs can be extremely productive.  The nice thing about the Owyhee, is that most of the fish will be feeding in the mid column of the river.  So dropping a small nymph off of a terrestrial 12-16 inches will work perfect for you.   Streamer fishing the slower water can also be productive. 


Owyhee River

Current Report as of:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Silver Creek

Silver Creek is closed April 1, and will open Memorial weekend.

Current Report as of:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Big Wood River

Big Wood River is closed April 1st until Memorial Weekend

Current Report as of:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Boise River In Town

Midges size 20-26 Recommended patterns: Hatching midge, Griffiths gnat, Suspended midge, Para midge

BWO size 18-20 Recommended patterns: Cripple, Parachute BWO, RS2, Comparadun, CDC Dun

Caddis size 14-18 Recommended patterns: Olive, Brown, Tan, Gray, Brown/Olive CDC Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Caddis, Peacock Caddis

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

Nymphs size 12-22 Recommended patterns: Zebra midge, Prince nymph, Pheasant tail, Hairs ear, Copper John, Caddis pupa

The river has reached its summer flows at 1500 CFS, and should remain there for the summer months.  If you re looking for some easier water to wade, try further downstream near Star, ID.  Irrigation canals take water from the upper stretches of the river leaving the lower sections easy to wade.  Nymphing will be the most productive way to fish the Boise River, however, with the warmer weather, the dry fly activity should improve on the river.  Throwing small streamers can also be productive.


Current Report as of:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Middle Fork/North Fork

Boise River

With the current land slide that happened further up on the middle and north forks has made the early fishing season on the river more unpredictable.  There is currently silt covering the bottom of a large portion of the river. The increasing flows will help push that silt out, but in the mean time the river may not fish very well. 

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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