Fly Fishing Report

 

Current Report as of:

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Streamers size 8-1/0  Recommended patterns: Black Bugger, Flash Fry, Dolly Lama

Pinks size 14-18 Recommended patterns: Adult, Emerger, RS2

Caddis Size 10-18 Recommended patterns: Traveling sedge, CDC Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Peacock Caddis, Olive, brown, black

Yellow sallies size 16-12 Recommended patterns: CDC adult, elk hair, bear hair sally

Terrestrials Size 10-16 Recommended patterns: Hopers, beetles, ants, tan and brown Chernobyl ants

Nymphs size 4-22 Recommended patterns: Stonefly Nymph, Hot spot Hare’s Ear, Golden Stone nymph, Copper John, SOS Nymph, Wire Caddis Pupa, Prince Nymph, Twisted Caddis

Attractors size 10-2 Recommended patterns: Chubby, Stimulators, chernobyl ants

Best opportunities come to those who arrive early to float. Flows are holding near 1700 CFS, which is a typical summer flow that tends to limit bank wading. Start off the day with a terrestrial of choice, with your favorite dropper attached. Fish tend to be looking up for bigger meat to start the day, but as the day progresses they will start sipping on smaller flies. Pinks and Caddis will hatch in the afternoon: this is also the best time to find steadily rising fish. If you fish until sundown, then you will be rewarded with a fun treat. The traveling sedge is a large size 10 - 12 sized orange caddis that hatches right at sundown. Be prepared with all caddis, perhaps a larger caddis with a smaller caddis for a dropper.


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:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Caddis size 20-14 Recommended patterns: parachute caddis, CDC and elk haired

PMD’s size 18-16 Recommended patterns: RS2 emerger, hatching PMD, Comparadun, Adult , 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

Terrestrials size 6-16 recommended patterns: Grasshoppers, Two Toned ants, Beetles, Bees


The PMD hatch is the hatch to hit at the Owyhee, and that happens from 2pm-5pm. The PMD hatch can be a fun one to figure out, because you never know which stage the fish are going to be keyed in on. It’s safe to have adults along with a variety of emergers to play with.  Also, there is now a BWO hatch taking place in the middle of the PMD hatch, so if the fish are not taking any of your PMDs, it may be worth offering a tiny BWO pattern: preferable an RS2 size 22. The morning is a sparse time to look for heads up on the Owyhee , however if you are willing to search with your favorite terrestrial pattern, you may entice a fish or two. There is always a chance of an evening spinner fall, along with a midges and caddis. Some nights the river will boil with rising fish, so it’s worth sticking around.

Owyhee River

Current Report as of:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Silver Creek


Callibaetis size 18-12 Recommended patterns: Adult, CDC, cripple, and RS2

BWO size 18-26 Recommended patterns: Adult, Emerger, Cripple, Extended body, CDC Dun, spinner

Streamers size 1-8 Recommended patterns: Dolly lama, sculpzilla, flashy fish, belly scratcher

Tricos size 20-26 recommended patterns: black bodied spinners and female spinners

Caddis size 18-12 Recommended patterns: CDC Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Caddis

Terrestrials size 10-18: Ants, pico spiders, green beetles

PMD’s size 18-14: Adults, RS2, rusty spinners, emergers

The tricos are the favorite at Silver Creek, fish those when the sun comes up in the morning. If you are a diehard angler, and want to fish during the day at Silver Creek, then it is worth searching the undercut banks with  a small terrestrial.  If you see fishing rising during the early afternoon, they may be feeding on Callibaetis or damsel flies.

Current Report as of:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Big Wood River

Caddis size 18-14 Recommended patterns: CDC, parachute and elk haired

Pinks size 14-18 Recommended patterns: CDC adult, parachute, RS2 emerger

Attractors size 8-14 Recommended patterns: Purple haze, parachute adams, stimulator, grasshopper, Pico spider

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

Fish terrestrials in the morning, but it’s the afternoon that will produce the main hatches. Pinks, PMDs, and caddis will hatch, and sometimes all at the same time.  If you find a nice pocket of water, be prepared to find rising fish feeding on mayflies and caddis sizes 14-18. Also, it wouldn’t be a great fishing report if we didn’t recommend a Purple Haze.


Current Report as of:

Saturday, August 12, 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


The flows this past high-water season changed the river a bit, meaning new gravel beds and downed trees. Be careful around the new gravel beds, they are still unstable and can shift under your foot if you are not careful. Nymphing is the most productive way to fish the river through town. Get deep fast with your nymph, and work a riffle fast. A PMD hatch will start in the afternoon, and Caddis will hit the water in the evening. That being said, the evenings is your best chance in finding rising fish. If nymphing does not tickle your fancy, we recommend searching the river with an orange or yellow stimulator size 14-12, you may not see the fish, but most of the time they will spring up to hit your stimmy.



Current Report as of:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Middle Fork/North Fork

Boise River

Both the North Fork and Middle Fork have dropped into great shape and are fishing excellent! The fish tend to average just a couple inches bigger on the Middle Fork but both places are an excellent place to escape the crowds and have fantastic dry fly fishing. It’s time to go! Search with a terrestrial or attractor in the riffly sections of the river. Don’t waste too much time in the tempting looking pools where the oxygen content is lower. Also, if you aren’t into fish quickly, hop back in the rig and drive upstream a few more miles.

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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