Fishing Forecast December 12th – 26th

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The best gift you can give this holiday season, to your loved ones or yourself, is some time on the water plying for trout with a fly.  December is a magical time to go fly fishing; there is a serenity that can only be found on the banks of a river in winter. Of course, a successful winter fly fishing outing starts with preparation. First, it will be cold so don’t bother going early. The morning temps are going to average in the teens to single digits; wait for it to warm up to somewhere near or above freezing. Double … Read More

Fishing Forecast November 28th – December 12th

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The first half of December is a great time to visit our Valley. The crowds are still a few weeks away and the early season storms have blessed the top of Baldy with great natural snow. Even better, the forecast calls for more snow in the coming weeks.  The mild weather  we have experienced to date has made for great early winter fishing on our local rivers allowing easy access to all your favorite spots  due to the lack of snow pack on the valley floor. Really we have the best of both worlds. It is hard to imagine a … Read More

Fishing Forecast November 14th – 28th

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For me, November means turkey, turns, and trout. I can’t imagine a better way to spend time with family and friends over the next two weeks then eating traditional Thanksgiving dishes, riding the chair, and catching trout. Silver Creek, in the Nature Conservancy, closes at the end of the month and the Wood and the Lost are always a great option this time of year. If you go, plan on fishing during the warmest time of the day and dress for the winter conditions with lots of layers. The daytime highs are going to be bouncing between the 30s to … Read More

Fishing Forecast October 31st – November 14th

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“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul… I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball.”—Ishmael from Moby Dick The best cure for the Shoulder Season blues is time spent plying our local waters in pursuit of trout. The trails may be too muddy to ride and the slopes may not yet be ready to ski, but the rivers beckon any angler seeking solitude. Grab your long johns, your fleece, your down filled jacket, your … Read More

Fishing Forecast October 17th – 31st

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Fly Fishing in late October in the Sun Valley area is a treat with both the fall fishing and foliage hitting its peak. Over the next two weeks, anglers can expect to see sun, rain, and maybe even some snow. The trick to finding good fishing will be to watch the weather and then match your tactics and timing to the conditions. Most mornings you should be able to relax and have a leisurely breakfast before hitting the water allowing the air and water temps to rise.  On the calm sunny days, an angler should be ready to use small … Read More