May 28th – June 4th

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Spring is beautiful in the Valley. The arrowleaf balsamroot, the first flower of spring, is in full bloom, the hills are green, the Boulder and Pioneer Mountains are still capped with snow, and the Brown Drakes are hatching on the Creek! The freestone rivers, like the Upper Lost, the Big Wood and the Salmon, are high and muddy and flows should continue to rise for the next couple of weeks. Towards the middle into the end of June, these rivers should start their steady drop and begin to clear. In the meanwhile, Silver Creek is open if you wish to … Read More

May 21st – 28th

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Saturday, May 24th, our local waters, including the Big Wood, Silver Creek and the South Fork of the Boise, open up to fishing. For me, the season opener is like Christmas. Silver Creek has been sitting under the tree like a wrapped present, and finally this weekend, we get to open it. The anticipation has been heightened by all the work that has been done in the upper and lower Kilpatrick Pond. I look forward to exploring the newly renovated portions of the Creek and watching how this proactive work improves the health of the river over this season and … Read More

May 14th – 21st

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The season opener is fast approaching, but if you are anxious to get out and fish there are several options outside the Valley from Carp fishing CJ Strike to chasing monster Browns on the Owyhee. For those waiting for the opener, keep checking the USGS water flows and long range weather forecast before you make your plans as conditions change rapidly this time of year. At the moment, the cool weather last week has keep the high altitude snow at bay, but with this weeks warmer temps we should see another bump in the flows on all our freestone streams.  … Read More