Fly Fishing Report

 

Current Report as of:

Monday, August 29, 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

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

Grass Hoppers size 6-10 Recommended patterns: Panty Dropper Hopper, Parachute Hopper and many others

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 600 cfs. This is prime wading flow and its time to go! There are still a ton of grasshoppers on the banks and the trout are taking these fairly consistantly. 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.  There is 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:

Monday, August 29, 2016

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

Crane fly size 6-10 Recommended patterns: Adult

PMD size 18-22 Recommended patterns: Adult, Emerger, Cripple, Extended body, CDC Dun, spinner

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

Callibaetis size 18-22 Recommended patterns: Adult, RS2, CDC Dun, Emergers, Cripple, Spinner

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 has been quite good and will only improve as we move into the fall and start cooling down. The Trico spinner fall in the morning has been fair. However, only certain places will the fish be keyed into them. After the trico hatch, the PMD’s and Callibaetis hatch has been sparse but the terrestrial fishing has been great. Throw a small grasshopper or a beetle to the banks and you will turn some fish in the middle of the day. Drop a small nymph like an SOS nymph or a zebra midge and you will catch even more fish. In the evening you will find small caddis and small PMD’s coming off. The fish have been fairly picky on the PMDs so go small with an emerger or floating PMD nymph. Skating a caddis or crane fly adult will also produce some exciting takes. There is also a late evening midge hatch that has been bringing a ton of fish to the surface. 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:

Monday, August 29, 2016

Silver Creek

Tricos size 26-22 recommended patterns: Adults, black spinners, blonde spinners

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

PMD size 14-18 Recommended patterns: Adult, Emerger, Cripple, Extended body, CDC Dun, spinner

Callibaetis size 18-22 Recommended patterns: Adult, RS2, CDC Dun, Emergers, Cripple, Spinner

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

Tricos are hatching early in the morning, but that hatch will soon be over. The patterns that work best are typically size 22-24, and small tippet should be used.

After the trico hatch the creek will slow down to sporadic rising fish here and there. PMDs and Callibaetis will be the hatch you will run into. If there are no fish rising, throw a small terrestrial: 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.  If it gets windy out there be sure to pitch a streamer in Kilpatrick pond. There are monster fish swimming in there 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:

Monday, August 29, 2016

Big Wood River

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

PMD size 14-18 Recommended patterns: Adult, Emerger, Cripple, Extended body, CDC Dun, spinner

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

Green Drakes 12-10 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:

Monday, August 29, 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 850 CFS the Boise River can offer up some great locations, but you will still have to wait for it to drop to about 500 CFS for the entire river to open up.  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:

Monday, August 29, 2016

Middle Fork/North Fork

Boise River

The Middle fork and North fork have been fishing stellar! 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. 

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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