Fly Fishing Report

 

Current Report as of:

Thursday, May 5, 2016

South Fork is closed. 

Opens Memorial Weekend.

South Fork Boise River

Current Report as of:

Thursday, May 5, 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

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

The flows at the Owyhee is currently at 147 CFS, and it has held there for the passed few weeks. 

You can always find dry fly activity on the Owyhee River, however spotting a rising fish can be difficult.  The fish will, most likely, be hugged tight against the bank feeding sporadicly on small flies or medium sized terrestrials. The most effective way to target these fish will be to tie on a Pico Spider or a Bumble Butt, and slap those flies close to the bank.  Do your best to work every pocket of the bank in search for a hungry trout.

That being said, that hatches have been strong... The fish just need to start rising to them.

Nymphing is most productive, and the most productive nymph has been a San Juan Worm. The Split Winged PMD, Zebra Midge, and Pheasant Tail are also fantastic flies to have on you when you are out there.

Streamers off all sizes are also a good option, along with the occasional mouse pattern.

Owyhee River

Current Report as of:

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Silver Creek

Closed to fishing until Friday before Memorial

Current Report as of:

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Big Wood River

Closed until Memorial weekend

Current Report as of:

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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

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

Flows are still fairly high in town making the river hard to wade (1600 cfs). Be extra cautious when fishing, and have heavy nymphs ready to get deep. The river becomes much better at 800 CFS, but with our snow pack, don’t expect it soon.

Our local ponds are starting to fish. Small bluegill and bass will be anxious to eat a well presented fly. Also, watch the stocking reports for trout on Idaho Fish and Games website.

Current Report as of:

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Middle Fork/North Fork

Boise River

The middle fork and north fork are in full blown spring runoff. This makes fishing a bit challenging. However, some of the small creeks and tributaries may be fishable and hold some decent trout.

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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