Probably worth mentioning under this fishing report that we at Anglers hope everyone stays safe and healthy…it sounds like heavy doses of Vitamin C and Vitamin D are good precautionary measures…… so grab a bag of oranges and hit the river or reservoir/lake……social distancing at its best.

We’ll get through this...it will be hard...but we can do hard.

Hopefully warmer temps, practical social distancing, common sense, and staying calm will get us through this pandemic quickly and safely……thanks for all those in the health care system, our military, police officers, firemen (our own Ryan Spillers) and all those putting themselves in harms way to help others. 

Report's Updated: 8/16

Owyhee

Flows are down to winter levels…..looks like 30cfs this year.  Browns are in full spawn mode, please be extra careful not to disturb/disrupt.  Lots of juveniles willing to take a semi properly present nymph or dry in the slower waters.  It looks like we might lose a few larger males…..signs of fish with cotton fungus again.  Such in nature…..their absence allows more room for others to fill.

Baetis, Midges, Mahogany’s, Caddis, and a few Cranes.  

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Silver Creek

Baetis, Mahogany Duns, Midges and caddis throughout the day……should fish excellent until winter arrives.             

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Big Wood

River is super low this year, but it’s time to think about fishing it again as water temps have dropped.  We could use a little rain in the Wood River Valley. 

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Steelhead

So much better than the last few years….lots of juvenile salmon in the systems. 

Middle Fork of the Boise

A bit challenging lately……still worth going.  Fall Caddis, Caddis, and Stimulators……nymphing stoneflies and franchise.

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Stillwater

Often overlooked in the Fall, many of our stillwater fisheries are in great shape and fish excellent in the Fall.  It’s even worth revisiting a few of our favorite bass ponds.

High on the list of places include;

Horsethief Res (check road reports before going…..road construction on highway 55)

Cranefalls

Malheur Reservoir

Chesterfield

Daniels

Bruneau Sand Dunes

Henrys’ Lake

Clark Canyon

The list goes on and on……some are multi day trips due to drive times…..others day trips.

Leeches, Chironomids, Buggers, Stayner Ducktails, Sheep Creek Specials….etc.

High Mountain Lakes

Down to the last month….maybe 6 weeks……fishing is excellent……don’t always have to hike in…..lots of places around McCall to drive to the lakes……Brundage reservoir.  Fish are still willing to eat an ant or beetle from the surface……make sure to have a few squirrel leeches.

Off the Beaten Path

Upper South Fork/Big Smokey:

            Road construction, and a fire……well worth the trip to fish it……few folks. Check road/fire conditions before going.  

South Fork Boise

Road is now open through Fairfield…..great excuse to grab a burger at Wranglers.

Fishing is usually great in the Fall, both for rainbows and a few Bull’s coming up from Anderson.  Beautiful place to fish.

                  

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Boise River

Flows continue to drop, and float season is finishing up.  Nymphing with Hot Spot Hare’s ears and Perdigon’s is best….few caddis, midges and bwo’s are hatching.

River is in great shape, should be an excellent Fall.

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Bass

Crane Falls/Bruneau Sand Dunes/Cove Arm:

Great time to fish any or all these…..bass and bluegill!