Fly Fishing Report

 

Current Report as of:

Monday, December 5, 2016


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

Midges size 18-26 Recommended patterns: Suspended midge, para midge, hatching midge, magic fly

BWO size 18-22 Recommended patterns: CDC adult, RS2, cripple and comparadun

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

FloFlows Flows 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 sti Baetis season is upon us! The BWO’s have been hatching mid-day and the fish are keying into them. Both the emergers and adults have been taking fish. During sunny days the hatch has been sporadic but on cloudy or rainy days, the dry fly activity has been impressive. We are also seeing good amounts of midges starting to hatch and that hatch will only get stronger as we move further into winter. Streamer fishing has also been productive. Both shallow and fast, as well as deeper holes and runs are worth hitting. Get your streamer near the bottom, move it and hold on. Nymphing larger flies, like stonefly nymphs trailed by a midge or flashy dropper fly will also take plenty of fish. 


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 pFlows 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.

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, December 5, 2016

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

Mahoganny Dun size 16-20 Recommended patterns: Adult, Emerger, Cripple, Extended body, CDC Dun, spinner

BWO size 18-26 Recommended patterns: RS2 emerger, Cripple, Extended body

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

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 browns are still in full spawn mode so stay out of the riffles! flows are now down to 30 cfs and should stay between 30 and 15 over the rest of the winter. The midge hatch in the morning has been good and has been running until close to noon, but you have to fish SMALL! Small parachute midges and midge emergers have been working well. After the midge hatch, the BWO’s have been coming off in good numbers and the fish want them! You may also see a few mahoganies mixed in throughout the afternoon. Nymphing midge and mayfly patterns has also been very effective. You can also strip or twitch your nymphs in the slower pool like stretches. This technique works surprisingly well. Also, don’t forget to try a streamers in the slower pool like sections as well. 

Owyhee River

Current Report as of:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Silver Creek


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

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

Streamers size 18-22 Recommended patterns: Dolly lama, sculpzilla, flashy fish, belly scratcher

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


Conservancy closed December 1st.

Current Report as of:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Big Wood River

Midges size 20-24 Recommended patterns: Adult, Emerger, Cripple, Extended body, CDC Dun, spinner

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

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

Fishing on the wood has been pretty decent. In the lower stretch near magic reservoir you’ll find larger lake rainbows sitting behind spawning browns. Streamers or nymphs will trigger these fish to bite. The upper stretch of the river has also been fishing well. BWOs have been coming off mid-day and bringing fish to the surface. You may also see a midge hatch occurring early in the morning or late in the evening. Nymphing is always productive, along with streamer fishing. If you choose to nymph, be sure to have a fly on heavy enough to get down fast. If you choose a streamer, then there is no real need to go too big. A simply bugger will do the job. Just be sure to play around with the colors, because sometimes they favor one over the other.

Current Report as of:

Monday, December 5, 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

Caddis size 18-14 recommended patterns: Tan elk hair, CDC

Fishing on the Boise River in town has been great! Nymphing is the most productive way to fish the Boise River through town; however, you can still catch fish rising to BWOs, caddis and midges. If you plan on streamer fishing, be ready to work a lot of water.  Searching with a streamer can bring out the biggest fish in the river, but you will work for them.


Steelhead have recently been planted(11-23) and they can be found near Glendwood, Americana, Broadway, Parkcenter and Barber Park. A lot of these fish have now dispersed throughout the river. But many are still within a half mile of their original planted location. Try swinging a medium sized bugger, leech or your favorite steelhead fly. Also try nymphing larger nymphs and egg patterns.

Current Report as of:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Middle Fork/North Fork

Boise River

The Middle fork and North fork are still fishing options in the wintertime! For dry flies we recommend throwing a small attractor like a parachute adams or royal wulff. Nymphing will likely be the most productive. Throw a medium to large attractor nymph like a frenchie or prince nymph and trail behind it a caddis pupae or zebra midge. Cover the water and don’t hesitate to relocate if you aren’t into fish right away. Drive safe.

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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