Fly Fishing Report

 

Current Report as of:

Monday, June 19, 2017


Streamers size 8-1/0  Recommended patterns: PBR Sculpin, Flash Fry, Dolly Lama, barely legal

Cicadas size 6-8 Recommended patterns: Float cicadas

Caddis size 18-14 Recommended patterns: CDC adult, elk hair caddis, parachute caddis

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

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

Forest Service has closed all the campgrounds and side roads until the end of June. The river is floatable now with flows below 3,000 cfs. The forest service cannot keep you from floating the river but be careful where you launch your boat.


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, June 19, 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

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

Callibaetis size 14-16 recommended patterns: RS2, Dun, spinner


The PMD’s are hatching! Look for the hatch to come off between 1 and 4pm. Before and after the hatch throw terrestrials like ants and beetles. The hopper dropper technique will also bring some fish to hand. After the PMD’s hatch, look for caddis or rusty spinners to bring fish to the surface just before dark. Also, the last hour of the day can be magical for streamer fishing.


Owyhee River

Current Report as of:

Monday, June 19, 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

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 creek has been fishing well! Large light-colored caddis are hatching in the early morning. After the caddis, look for small light colored baetis to bring fish to the surface. Callibaetis will also start to hatch in the mid-day, producing fish on both the emergers and nymphs. Be on the lookout for PMD’s in the afternoon as well. Terrestrials in the middle of the day will also bring fish to the surface.

Current Report as of:

Monday, June 19, 2017

Big Wood River

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

BWO 18-22 Recommended patterns: Adult, cripple and emerger

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

High and dangerous.


Great year to check out Magic Reservoir and Mormon Reservoir!

Current Report as of:

Monday, June 19, 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


High flows. The flows have come down from a deadly level to a dangerous level. The greenbelt is still closed in many locations.



This will be a great spring to fish some of the local ponds, get in the float tube down at Bruneau Sand Dunes, or hike into Halverson lake. Come visit us for more still water ideas or visit our still water web page. You can also check the fish and game stocking reports to find out when and which ponds have recently been planted.

Current Report as of:

Monday, June 19, 2017

Middle Fork/North Fork

Boise River

Check flows before you go. High water.

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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