Fly Fishing Report

 

Current Report as of:

Monday, July 24, 2017


Streamers size 8-1/0  Recommended patterns: PBR Sculpin, Flash Fry, Dolly Lama, barely legal

Pinks size 14-18 Recommended patterns: Adult, CDC emerger, RS2, and thorax

Golden stones size 6-10 Recommended patterns: Chubby’s, adults

Yellow sallies size 16-12 Recommended patterns: CDC adult, elk hair, bear hair sally

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

Attractors size 10-2 Recommended patterns: Chubby, Stimulators, chernobyl ants

The South Fork is fishing well. The Salmon flies are all wrapped up but the Goldens are still fluttering around and the fish are eating them. Pinks are hatching and you’ll find fish feeding on them in the side channels and back-eddies.  The banks are loaded with grasshoppers and the hopper bite is starting. Also, don’t hesitate to search the water with an attractor pattern like a stimulator or chernobyl ant. The traveling sedge caddis are also starting to show late in the evening. Dropping a flashy nymph or rubber legs below your dry will also take fish.


Large terrestrials, like hoppers and beetles, offer up a great meal for hungry trout. Your favorite stimulator pattern will also do the job, and trail off a caddis pattern or a pink albert. The pinks start to hatch in the afternoon, and fish will be keyed into the emergers as well as the adults. Smaller terrestrials, like the pico spider or the green beetle, can bring up a fish, even if it has stuffed itself with hoppers. The fish on the South Fork tend not to pass up a smaller meal, even after gorging on larger insects.  Nymphing larger flies, like stonefly nymphs, or throwing larger streamers, can also be productive.

erfect for a drift boat, so expect boat traffic.

Large terrestrials, like hoppers and beetles, offer up a great meal for hungry trout. Your favorite stimulator pattern will also do the job, and trail off a caddis pattern or a pink albert. The pinks start to hatch in the afternoon, and fish will be keyed into the emergers as well as the adults. Smaller terrestrials, like the pico spider or the green beetle, can bring up a fish, even if it has stuffed itself with hoppers. The fish on the South Fork tend not to pass up a smaller meal, even after gorging on larger insects.  Nymphing larger flies, like stonefly nymphs, or throwing larger streamers, can also be productive.

ws are at 1700 CFS and will remain there until the end of summer. At 1700 CFS you are limited as a wading angler, but there are still spots to fish.  These flows are perfect for a drift boat, so expect boat traffic.

Large terrestrials, like hoppers and beetles, offer up a great meal for hungry trout. Your favorite stimulator pattern will also do the job, and trail off a caddis pattern or a pink albert. The pinks start to hatch in the afternoon, and fish will be keyed into the emergers as well as the adults. Smaller terrestrials, like the pico spider or the green beetle, can bring up a fish, even if it has stuffed itself with hoppers. The fish on the South Fork tend not to pass up a smaller meal, even after gorging on larger insects.  Nymphing larger flies, like stonefly nymphs, or throwing larger streamers, can also be productive.

South Fork Boise River

Current Report as of:

Monday, July 24, 2017

Caddis size 20-14 Recommended patterns: parachute caddis, CDC and elk haired

PMD’s size 18-16 Recommended patterns: RS2 emerger, hatching PMD, Comparadun, Adult , Cripple

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

Callibaetis size 14-16 recommended patterns: RS2, Dun, spinner


The PMD’s are still hatching! Look for the hatch to come off between 2 and 4pm. Before and after the hatch throw terrestrials like ants and beetles. The hopper-dropper technique will also bring some fish to hand. After the PMD’s hatch, look for caddis or rusty spinners to bring fish to the surface just before dark. Don’t forget about midges late in the evening. Also, the last hour of the day can be magical for streamer fishing.


Owyhee River

Current Report as of:

Monday, July 24, 2017

Silver Creek


Callibaetis size 18-12 Recommended patterns: Adult, CDC, cripple, and RS2

BWO size 18-26 Recommended patterns: Adult, Emerger, Cripple, Extended body, CDC Dun, spinner

Streamers size 1-8 Recommended patterns: Dolly lama, sculpzilla, flashy fish, belly scratcher

Tricos size 20-26 recommended patterns: black bodied spinners and female spinners

Caddis size 18-12 Recommended patterns: CDC Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Caddis

Terrestrials size 10-18: Ants, pico spiders, green beetles

PMD’s size 18-14: Adults, RS2, rusty spinners, emergers

The creek has been fishing well! Tricos are hatching near point of rocks and working their way to the conservancy. Hit the spinner fall early in the morning and then search the creek with terrestrials. Callibaetis are also hatching in the mid-day, producing fish on both the emergers and nymphs. Be on the lookout for PMD’s in the afternoon as well.

Current Report as of:

Monday, July 24, 2017

Big Wood River

Caddis size 18-14 Recommended patterns: CDC, parachute and elk haired

BWO 18-22 Recommended patterns: Adult, cripple and emerger

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 now fishable.  Try fishing the upper stretches near Sun Valley. Search the water with a dry dropper or a caddis fly.


Current Report as of:

Monday, July 24, 2017

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


The Boise River in town is finally fishable! Try throwing a hotspot hares ear or a copper john. Look for caddis and PMD’s to hatch in the evening.



Local ponds have all been stocked and are fishing great. You can also check the fish and game stocking reports to find out when and which ponds have recently been planted.

Current Report as of:

Monday, July 24, 2017

Middle Fork/North Fork

Boise River

Both the North Fork and Middle Fork are dropping into great shape. It’s time to go! Search with a terrestrial or attractor on the edges. The lower stretches near twin springs are fishing great. The North Fork has recently been planted near Barber Flat. These fish will spread out as time goes on. The rest of the N Fork has been good for smaller fish. The N Fork and Middle Fork have been a great place to escape the crowds.

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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