Fly Fishing Report

 

Current Report as of:

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Cicada  size 6 Recommended patterns:  Adult

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.

Stimulators size 10-14 Recommended patterns: Black stimulator, PMX, Crystal Stimulator, Golden Gypsy

Streamers size 2-12 Recommended patterns:  Wolly bugger, Dalai Lama, Sculp-zilla, Flash Fry, Sculpin patterns

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

The flows on  the South Fork have dropped back down to a “normal” summer flow of 1700 cfs. There is a good chance they will stay close to that for the remainder of the summer. If you are looking to throw a dry fly, your best bet is to use your favorite Cicada pattern dropped with a Caddis. A black stimulator will do a good job of mimicking a small terrestrial, cicada, or skwalla that may be imprinted in the trout’s recent memory.  Don’t be afraid to mix it up a bit by throwing a colorful PMX to stimulate a strike. As the weather warms back up, we hope to start seeing salmon flies stirring in the canyon!

Nymphing will likely be the most productive method of fishing. Use a large nymph, like a stonefly nymph, to help get your fly into the strike zone of the fish. Trail off a smaller nymph, or one of equal size to cover a variety of patterns to detect what the fish may be hitting. Streamers will also be productive.

South Fork Boise River

Current Report as of:

Saturday, June 25, 2016

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

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

PMD size 14-18 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

It is hard to find dry fly fishing as good as the Owyhee right now. The fish will be keyed into the midges in the morning, but will quickly switch to the BWOs and PMDs when they start to hatch. Pinks will come off in the middle of a PMD hatch, and, depending on your stretch of river, the fish will key into one or the other.  Small terrestrials are everywhere and will fall into the water to make a great meal for a hungry trout. Search with a Pico spider or a small Ant pattern next to the bank to entice those fish looking for an easy meal. Even though they aren’t out in full force yet, a grasshopper this time of year will bring a lot of fish to the surface. Drop a nymph underneath it and you will see some action.

Nymphing and streamer fishing is always productive.

Owyhee River

Current Report as of:

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Silver Creek

BROWN DRAKES! Size 10-12: Adult, Spinner, Emerger

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

The Brown Drakes are all finished now. The morning BWO hatch has been strong and after that, the PMD’s have been bringing a lot of fish to the surface. Callibaetis have also been hatching mid-day. If you find yourself with no hatch to fish, try searching the banks with a medium sized terrestrial.

Current Report as of:

Saturday, June 25, 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

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

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 dropping nicely, and the river should be fishing with in a week.  Best time to fish is at 600 CFS, and that is when the river offers up nice pockets of water and runs packed with fish.  When it becomes fishable, be ready with caddis, PMDs, pinks, and small terrestrials.  Small streamers and nymphing will also be good.

Current Report as of:

Saturday, June 25, 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

Flows have dropped to 1500 cfs, which is still a bit high for fly fishing. It is best to wait until the river drops to 800 cfs and slower. There will be small pockets of water to fish if you choose to go out, and nymphing will be most productive.  If you float and fish, throw out some attractor patterns near the bank.  You could also pitch out streamers as you float. Be cautious to fellow floaters, so watch your back cast.

Current Report as of:

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Middle Fork/North Fork

Boise River

The river is at a perfect flow to float with a raft.  If you choose to float, the be prepared with your favorite dry fly stimulator or attractor pattern. Slam your flies down near the bank and wait for the fish to take. Fishing is fantastic for floaters, but still a little high for wading.  If you are looking to wade the river, wait until it get below 800 cfs, and 600 cfs is perfect. Be safe on the drive up.

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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