Fly Fishing Report

 

Current Report as of:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


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

Skwalas size 10-8 Recommended patterns: Chubby, foam adult

The S Fork has been fair. Considering it is now one of the few remaining rivers still fishable. Flows are currently at 600 cfs. They are forecasted to increase to approximately 1200 this week. Click on the upper right hand corner link to check them before you go. Sporadic midge and BWO hatches have been bringing fish to the surface. But larger adult skwalas have been active and taking a number of fish. Nymphing has been the most productive however. Big stonefly nymphs trailed with a small dropper have been taking lots of fish. 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. Fish the warmest parts of the day; Fish activity will be the strongest then. Be aware of your surroundings! The warm weather may trigger flash floods. Be safe and have fun.


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:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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

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

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 have come up significantly: 2700 currently. Based on snowpack and reservoir level, the river will be high for a while longer. How long and how high, will depend on how fast we warm up this spring. Go float it! As long as flows stay near 2700, streamer fishing should only improve. Feel free to stop by for more questions on floating the owyhee.

Its going to be a great spring to fish still water! Time to dust off the float tubes...

Owyhee River

Current Report as of:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Big Wood River

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

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

Its been a long cold winter on the wood. Check the flows before you go.



Great year to check out Magic Reservoir and Mormon Reservoir!

Current Report as of:

Tuesday, March 21, 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


FLOOD STAGE. We don’t recommend going anywhere near that treacherous thing!



This will be a great spring to fish some of the local ponds, get in the float tube down at Bruneau Sand Dunes, or hike into Halverson lake. Come visit us for more still water ideas or visit our still water web page. 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:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Middle Fork/North Fork

Boise River

Check flows before you go.

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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