Fly Fishing Forecast 5/31-6/7

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“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” – Yogi Berra As one of the few fishable rivers in the state of Idaho, the Creek certainly saw its share of anglers this weekend. The crowds will wane for the rest of June, especially now that the Owyhee has dropped to a fishable level. The crowds will return to the Creek in July as the summer hatches become more consistent. In the meanwhile, don’t limit yourself to only fishing the Preserve or the Pond. June is a great month to fish our local stillwaters or go explore some of the fishing opportunities … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 5/24-5/31

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“…perhaps the greatest satisfaction on the first day of the season is the knowledge in the evening that the whole of the rest of the season is to come.” – Arthur Ransome It is time to prep your gear for the upcoming season. Begin by replacing old leaders and tippet spools as well as cleaning and greasing reels. Put some new laces on your wading boots and patch the pinholes in your waders. Check the bladder on your float tube and replace it if it shows signs of cracking. Pad your boxes with your favorite patterns and maybe a few … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 5/17-5/24

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“I am haunted by waters.” – Norman Maclean The first wave of true spring run off occurred during the first week of May causing the Big Wood to peak at nearly 7,000 CFS. Currently, the Wood is down to 2,600 CFS and dropping as the weather has turned cool again providing a temporary respite from the flooding. But warmer temperatures are expected to return by the end of the week. As of the 16th of May, the snowpack in the Big Wood drainage remains at 197% of average with more snow forecasted. We are certain the water will rise again, … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast 5/3 – 5/17

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“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” – Yogi Bera One thing we do know…there is a lot of snow in the mountains. As of May 2nd, the Big Wood drainage is 217% of normal. April showers in the valley kept depositing snow in the peaks. How long the run off will last is hard to predict, but we can expect high flows on our freestones rivers to last well into July. How high the rivers will go is also hard to predict. The average daytime highs are forecast to reach into the 60s over the next few … Read More