Fly Fishing Forecast April 30th – May 14th

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April showers brought more snow to our mountains and boosted our snow pack to 99% of average. This is astounding if you consider that three months ago the snow pack was at a meager 50% of average. This is great news for the summer water supply, the fish, and the fisherman. While it is difficult to predict, on average snow pack years our freestone fisheries really begin to get good in the first weeks of July and typically become completely wadable by the middle of July. The season opener for Silver Creek and the Wood is set for May 24th. In … Read More

Fishing Forecast April 16th – 30th

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Whether you are just learning or you are a seasoned angler, fly fishing always presents a challenge. Maybe you want to catch your first trout on a fly you tied or maybe your goal is to fool that one problem fish on a size 24 Trico. Ultimately, if we attain our particular piscatorial goals or they eludes us, it matters not. We are fly fishermen; whatever the challenge may be, we will rise to it again and again. Fly fishermen have an amazing capacity for hope and it is this capacity which keeps us coming back to the rivers and … Read More

Fishing Forecast April 2nd – 16th

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The Big Wood and the South Fork of the Boise are now closed for the season, but will reopen, along with Silver Creek, on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. All three of these fisheries will be interesting to monitor during the off season. On Silver Creek, the Restoration Project will be completed and Kilpatrick Pond will be refilled. How this will impact the fishery remains to be seen, but certainly the adage, “If you build it, they will come” applies here for the insects, the fish, and the fishermen. On the Wood, when runoff begins, much of the soot, … Read More