Holiday Angling

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Synopsis The holiday season is upon us and it looks like we are entering an extended period of on and off wintery weather. In the short term, expect to see mostly cloudy skies and periods of snowfall. As a result, temperatures should be moderate, leading to more productive fishing and small emergences of Midges throughout our local systems. So bundle up in your winter weather clothing and take advantage of the open streams under our snowy skies. The Big Wood, The Big Lost, and The South Fork of the Boise Rivers Our local freestones and tail waters have undergone their … Read More

The Winter Double-Down

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Synopsis Sun Valley has something to offer every outdoorsman – and now that Bald Mountain is open for skiing you can hit the slopes for some fresh groomers in the morning and then spend the afternoon casting for trout. What a delight! Temperatures over the next week or so are expected to be in the teens at night and in the thirties during the day, offering the determined angler some excellent opportunities to hook fish. Big Wood River The Big Wood River (198cfs) should offer decent fishing over the next couple of weeks. Midges will be the most prevalent on … Read More

Silent Streams and Elbow Room

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Synopsis As slack season continues here in the Wood River Valley, large stretches of our local waters remain angler free. The fish, of course, are still very present and stocking up on protein before the true onset of winter. Although fishing can be less than productive, it is also a wonderful time to take in the beauty and serenity of our local ecosystems and to appreciate the chance that on any given day you may be the only fisherman on your river of choice. There is a subtle satisfaction in fishing waters that are free of other anglers even if … Read More

Turning Leaves – Rising Fish

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Synopsis It is remarkable how long the deciduous trees held their verdant color this year, but in the past few days the green summer foliage has finally been replaced with golden yellows. Now that it not only feels like autumn, but looks like it too, the local fishing will undoubtedly become less productive for anglers. The good news is that there are still some excellent fishing opportunities on our local waters as November slowly approaches Big Wood River The Big Wood (294cfs) is fishing relatively well, especially on warmer days and overcast afternoons. The star of the show is the … Read More

Warmth and Resurgence

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Synopsis With 18 inches of snow resting beautifully on top of Baldy, the panorama of the valley is breathtaking. Although this October has been chilly it appears that the upcoming week will offer some excellent windows for the fly fisherman. With temperature highs projected to reach the 60s, we should see an eruption of Baetis on most of our local waters. Midges will also come into play, giving anglers another strategy for connecting with a trout. Entomologically, afternoons are the most active time of day, but on the warmer days don’t be surprised to find fish on the surface before … Read More