Fishing Forecast September 25th – October 2nd

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Autumn stirs the angler’s soul. There is something about standing in water surrounded by golden leaves with mountains dusted by the seasons first snows against a crisp, blue canvas. And the trout too, sense the season’s end and the coming of winter. Their feeding lacks the laziness of summer and becomes more focused and purposeful. If you have postponed your angling adventures to avoid the summer heat, now is the time to return to the river and rediscover why you love to fish. The Big Wood The Wood above Warm Springs is beginning to clear and becoming more fishable everyday. … Read More

Fishing Forecast September 18th – 25th, 2013

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“Tidings of raging forest fires continue to come in from every quarter” reads the lede of the Idaho Daily Statesman news story; only, this story is from 1889. Fires surrounded and threatened Ketchum 124 years ago just like they have in our more recent past. It is stories like this that remind us how cyclical nature can be in both the short and the long term. In the short term,  we are passing from summer to fall, and fortunately we have a lot of great fall fishing to look forward to. The waters around Stanley, both the upper and lower … Read More

Fishing Forecast September 4th – 11th, 2013

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Through this week, we will have unsettled weather with localized flash flood potential. While any and all moisture is welcome, heavy rains on the recently burned areas have become problematic for the Wood and the South Fork of the Boise. Thunder storms this week have sent mud, silt and ash into Warm Springs and The Big Wood. At this time, it’s hard to say what effect this will have on the fishery and ecosystem as a whole, but early reports already indicate fish mortality caused by the severely muddy flows. Please contact the store for updates on the impact these … Read More