Autumn’s Horizon

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Synopsis As August comes to a close, Angling in and around the Wood River Valley continues to be very good. The morning activity at Silver Creek remains consistent and terrestrial fishing is still producing well in the afternoons. The Big Wood, Big Lost, South Fork of the Boise and the Salmon Rivers are also fishing well with good dry fly fishing throughout the day. Look for fishing on our local freestones to improve with the onset of cooler nighttime temperatures and the appearance of larger insects, such as the Red Quill. If you haven’t had an opportunity to pick up … Read More

Superb Summer Fishing

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Synopsis Whether you are fishing our meandering valley river bottoms or the alpine lakes high above, fly fishing in central Idaho is absolutely excellent at the moment. Trout are feeding aggressively on the various mayfly and caddis floating down our local freestones and the morning activity at Silver Creek is at its annual peak. Mornings and evenings lend themselves to more active dry fly fishing but midday can be very exciting with grasshoppers and various other terrestrials. All in all, it is an excellent time to be on the river, whichever river you choose! Silver Creek The annual “Trico Madness” … Read More

August Angling in the Rockies

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Synopsis As we enter the middle of August, local fisheries are producing very well. Silver Creek is in the midst of the annual “Trico Madness” activity and our regional freestones are offering excellent mayfly, caddis and grasshopper opportunities. The recent inclement weather and thunderstorms have slightly colored the waters in our area, but this is a temporary problem as the rivers clear themselves quite quickly. Up north, the Salmon River is flowing at a low level making it very wadeable with trout concentrated in smaller areas. Expect the action on the rivers to slow in the heat of the day … Read More

Big Bugs, Little Bugs

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Synopsis Traditionally, August fishing on Silver Creek becomes extremely active in the mornings with the onset of “Trico Madness”. This famous conflagration of tricorithodes spinners, in conjunction with other small mayflies, demands that anglers cast flies of the most diminutive proportions. However, it will be very much the opposite on our local freestones and tailwaters as we see a proliferation of larger insects, namely Grasshoppers. Thrown during the heat of the day, these terrestrials have been known to produce some violent strikes from the river. Regardless of location, the next few weeks of fly fishing will be very exciting! Silver … Read More