Transition Time…Winter Approaches

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Synopsis As we come to the end of one of the most beautiful Septembers in recent memory, October will be arriving with inclement weather and notably lower temperatures. Forecasted snowfall as well as significantly lower daytime highs and nighttime lows will dramatically affect all the hatches, greatly limiting the productive windows for angling. For the persistent angler, fishing can be productive if timed with the warmer afternoon temperature windows and by covering large stretches of the river. Big Wood River  The Big Wood River (167cfs) has been a delight to fish this Fall, but in the upcoming week, we’ll see … Read More

September Sunshine and Excellent Angling

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Synopsis September continues to offer spectacular weather and excellent fishing. Currently, the Big Wood River is fishing very well as Tricos and Baetis make their concurrent appearance. Red Quills are also entering the picture as the sun warms the river system in the afternoons. Silver Creek is fishing nicely as the Callibaetis make their midday presence in significant numbers and the approach of the Mahogany Dun nears. The Big Lost River is on fire with an abundance of Tricos bouncing in the mornings and larger terrestrials present in the afternoons. The South Fork of the Boise is now flowing at … Read More

Fishing the Indian Summer

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Synopsis September is a magical time to be fly fishing our local rivers – made even more enjoyable with cool mornings and warm afternoons. The weather has stabilized over the past week and looks to be very comfortable for the foreseeable future (except for a couple of midweek thunderstorms). The Big Wood will be heating up as the Red Quill begins to make its annual appearance and Silver Creek is fishing nicely with strong Baetis and Callibaetis in the midday and afternoons. The Big Lost is fishing well with Tricos and Baetis and the yearly run of Kokanees above the … Read More

The Season Turns…

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Synopsis September has arrived with more of the unpredictable weather that has defined our summer season. The upcoming week should offer some sunshine and warm temperatures accompanied by possible thunderstorms. Seasoned anglers know this time of year to bring along a favorite rain slicker, as it may or may not be called upon to protect you from possible afternoon rain. Either way – it pays to be prepared! Dry fly fishing will be very good over the next six weeks, depending on weather, with the active hatch windows being short but productive. Baetis, October Caddis, Red Quills, Callibaetis and Mahogany … Read More