Fly Fishing Report

 

Current Report as of:

Friday, September 23, 2016

Pink alberts size 14-18 Recommended patterns: RS2, adults, emergers

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

October Caddis size 10-6 Recommended patterns: Adult

Crane fly size 10-6 Recommended patterns: Adult, nymph

Terrestrials size 18-12 Recommended patterns: Bumble Butt, Pico Spider, Green Beetle, Black foam beetle, Pico Ant, Black-Cinnamon-Two tone ant, stimulator, grasshoppers

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 still Flows are now down to the winter flow of 300 cfs. This is prime wading flow and its time to go! There has been a lot happening on the South Fork! The pinks have still been coming off in decent numbers and the fish have really been keying in on them in the afternoons. The cooler weather and rain have also triggered the start of the wintertime bugs; BWO have started hatching as well as midges in certain places. There are October Caddis and Crane Flies flying around and a skated immitation of these will bring fish flying out of the water to grab them. There has also been a decent caddis hatch in the evening and the fish will be keyed into these as well as the larger flavs that are hatching. Nymphing larger flies, like stonefly nymphs, or throwing larger streamers, can also be productive.


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:

Friday, September 23, 2016

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

Crane fly size 6-10 Recommended patterns: Adult

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, 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 fishing on the Owyhee had been fair over the last couple weeks, but the recent colder, overcast weather has triggered some exciting activity. A decent BWO hatch has been bringing fish to the surface in the middle of the day, and the fish have been taking a size 22 RS2 emerger with confidence. The cooler weather has brought more midges as well as a few mahogannys to the scene; these hatches will only strengthen as we move further into the fall. Also try searching the riffles and seams with a smaller caddis adult. The fish have been responding very favorably to this type of fishing. If the fish don’t whack your fly right away, try skating it. Skating Crane flies in this same type of water will also produce some strikes. Nymphing midge and mayfly patterns has also been very effective. There are still a few terrestrials around so don’t overlook these. Also, don’t forget to try a streamer the last hour of the day, they have been working very well. 


Owyhee River

Current Report as of:

Friday, September 23, 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

Terrestrials size 18-12 Recommended patterns: Bumble Butt, Pico Spider, Green Beetle, Black foam beetle, Pico Ant, Mouse

Fishing on the creek has been challenging. Tiny BWO’s will be hatching in the mid morning and some fish will be keyed into these. The most consistent action seem to be had on terrestrials. If there are no fish rising, throw a hopper, ant, bee, or pico spider. Search the edges of the creek with a long leader, and make sure to slap that fly down hard. Streamer fishing has really picked up so come armed with some meat flies. There are monster fish swimming in Kilpatrick pond that will refuse the best presented fly, but if there is a bit of chop on the water then their skepticism goes down a bit.

Current Report as of:

Friday, September 23, 2016

Big Wood River

Pinks size 18-22 Recommended patterns: Adult, RS2, CDC Dun

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

Terrestrials size 18-12 Recommended patterns: Bumble Butt, Pico Spider, Green Beetle, Black foam beetle, Pico Ant, Mouse, Purple Chubby

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 down on the Big Wood, so now is the time to fish. PMDs, BWOs, pinks and caddis will be the main staple for these fish. If you find yourself in a situation where there are no rising fish, you can search for them with a medium to large terrestrial. You should also consider dropping a small bead head off the back of your terrestrial just in case. 

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:

Friday, September 23, 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

At 580 CFS the Boise River is prime and will only improve as the flows continue to drop. Nymphing is the most productive way to fish the Boise River through town; however, you can still catch fish rising to small mayflies and caddis throughout the day.  PMDs, BWOs, caddis and midges will be the bugs to have, along with a variety of attracter flies that will stimulate a strike.  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.

Current Report as of:

Friday, September 23, 2016

Middle Fork/North Fork

Boise River

The Middle fork and North fork have been fishing great! The flows are down around 300 CFS, which makes for prime fishing conditions. Take your favorite attractor pattern and blast it around every rock and riffle. We have noticed they like bigger attractor patterns, like a size 10 purple chubby.  Play with color too, because one day they may be slamming the purple, and another the orange chubby will be the ticket. As we move into fall, the fish may be a little less willing to come to the surface. Try dropping a nymph like a copper john or a prince under your chubby. 

Later in the evening you can expect a caddis hatch.  Find a nice, long slick of decent dry fly water and look for rising fish. We typically throw a CDC caddis to them, but I’m sure any caddis will do. 

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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