Fly Fishing Report

 

Current Report as of:

Monday, July 20, 2015

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

Pink Cahill size 16-18 Recommended patterns: RS2, CDC Dun, Adult

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

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

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 Nymphs, Rubber legs, Wood grub, Crystal baetis nymph

The salmon fly hatch has not been fantastic this year, but the fish are still keyed into them further upstream near the dam.  The caddis hatch in the evening has been strong and dropping a caddis behind a salmon fly or just by itself has been productive. There are a few golden stones around and fish are taking those as well as other attractors thrown near the shores. The grass hoppers are growing fast and have now become a food source for the fish. Also expect to see some pinks on the water in the afternoon. Fish in certain stretches will be keyed into these so make sure you have a few on you.

South Fork Boise River

Current Report as of:

Monday, July 20, 2015

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

Tricos size 20-24 Recommended patterns: Female spinners and male spinners

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

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

Pale 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, Pale Evening Dun 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.

The Tricos have begun hatching on the Owyhee! Although reports have been sporadic, the early morning spinner-fall can be some of the hottest dry fly action on the water all day.  Get there by 7 am and you stand a good chance of finding rising fish, especially a little lower on the river. The bulk of the day time/afternoon hatches will consist of callibaetis. Take plenty of these with you as the fish may be keyed into a certain stage of the insects life.  Nymphs can be a life saver in between hatches, along with streamer fishing.  The evening hatch is worth sticking around for. Spinners, caddis, PMDs, midges, and terrestrials will be on the water, and every fish will be on them!

Owyhee River

Current Report as of:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Silver Creek

BWO size 18-22 Recommended patterns: Cripple, Parachute BWO, RS2, Comparadun, CDC Dun, spinners

Callibaetis size 18-12 Recommended patterns: Adult dun, RS2, Cripple, Extended body, Spinners

Pale Morning Duns (PMD) size 20-14 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

We are starting to see tricos in the morning, and that hatch should continue to grow as the season progresses.  Callibaetis, PMD’s, and caddis are the dominate hatched on the creek.  Having a variety of sizes and stages of emergence can come in handy on the snobby fish.  Searching with terrestrials can be a life saver if you were having a slow day of fishing.

Current Report as of:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Big Wood River

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

Pale 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.

The river is down to wadable flows, and fishing has been great!  PMD,s Pinks, and Caddis will be the primary hatches. Also don’t hesitate to throw a small terrestrials.  If the fish do not seem to be rising to your flies, tying a small dropper off of a stimulater can be a life saver.

Current Report as of:

Monday, July 20, 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

In isolated sections of the Boise River, in the morning and evening, you can find fish rising to caddis.  The caddis are anywhere in between a size 14-18, and are light in color.  Nymphing is the most productive way to fish the Boise River, and do not be shy with the size of your fly. Dredging deep with size 10-12 nymph with a bead head and dropping a smaller nymph behind will ensure you are getting down to where the fish are.  Throwing small streamers can also be productive.

Current Report as of:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Middle Fork/North Fork

Boise River

Caddis size 10-14 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

Attractors size 8-14 Recommended patterns:  Royal, Purple, golden Chubby,  Orange, red, yellow stimulaters, Royal wolf, Renegade

Terrestrials size 6-14 Recommended patterns: Hoppers, Pico Spiders, ants, spiders, beetles, Bees, Cicada

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

The water is clear and the flows are down so that you can easily maneuver the river.  With water temps creeping up, there is no real need to have waders.  Wet wading the river can be fun and comfortable, and with the fish eating large flies you should have a good time.  Fish the riffles, around big rocks, and in the diamond water for the best results.  The river is full of picture perfect runs that are a deep jade green, and you will want to fish them, but the fish will still be up in the more turbulent oxygenated water.

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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