Fishing Forecast April 17th – May 1st

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We have a little over a month until many of our local rivers, including the Big Wood and Silver Creek, reopen (May 25th) and as is the tradition of fisherman over the ages, I am going to prognosticate about the fishing conditions on the horizon. For those of you making summer fishing plans, please note that Mother Nature can be fickle and ultimately will do as she wishes. As the poet Robert Burns stated, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” That said, all indicators are pointing to a below average runoff this year for the … Read More

Fishing Forecast April 3rd – 17th

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To allow the wild rainbows time to spawn in peace, the Wood, the South Fork of the Boise and all their tributaries are now closed, but will reopen, along with Silver Creek, on May 25th. In the meanwhile, there still are plenty of fishing opportunities for those willing to travel outside the Wood River Valley. In fact, April offers a wide variety of angling opportunities from Steelhead to stillwaters. The day time highs have been warm enough to open up many of our reservoirs earlier then past years and yet still cooling off enough at night to keep the heavy … Read More