Fishing Forecast 1/24 – 2/07

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Forecast 1/24 - 2/7

  “The stream keeps me from getting lost, and anytime I feel like being a fisherman again, the trout are there, sages themselves, the wise roshi that caught me by the way and taught me to love wildness.” ~Christopher Camuto For those who have been hibernating, it is time to let February awaken the angler within. A wet weather pattern will continue to bring a series of storms to the Wood River Valley and there is nothing finer than snow falling and trout rising. So dust off your rod, replace your old leader, and patch your leaky waders; the best late winter, early … Read More

Fishing Forecast 1/10 – 1/24

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“A warm January, a cold May.” — Welsh Proverb To date, January has been warm, and what May will yield has yet to be seen. While proverbs portend general truths based on common experience, the weather has been everything but common of late. Another proverbial truth: the only certainty in forecasts is that they are uncertain. With the Big Wood drainage sitting at 67% of average, rest assured that there is a lot of winter yet to come before we can prognosticate about water flows in May. And at the moment, the fishing is fantastic. With the holiday season behind … Read More

Fishing Forecast 12/27 – 1/1

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“Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.” — Benjamin Franklin Make a resolution you can keep this new year. Resolve yourself to spend more time fly fishing with family, friends, or on your own. There is no better way to make memories for a lifetime. Start this resolution off by coming down to the shop on the first of the year and renewing you fishing license. SILVER CREEK The Conservancy portion of the Creek is closed until opening day the end of May of 2018; however, from the Highway 20 bridge down through the Willows … Read More

Fishing Forecast 12/13 – 12/27

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“I really can’t stay (Baby it’s cold outside), I’ve got to go away (Baby it’s cold outside)” — Frank Loesser Sitting by a fire or sliding down a slope are fine traditional winter activities. But, when it is cold outside, it is time to go fly fishing. Here are some tips for winter fishing success: The key to comfort on the river is dressing in layers. Under your waders, using two or even three layers to protect your legs from the cold water is wise. The same applies to top layers; this way you can remove or add as internal … Read More

Fishing Forecast 11/29 – 12/13

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“Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook… with La Niña potentially emerging for the second year in a row as the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter will shape up.” — NOAA Website This is the time of year we pensively wait for significant snow to fill the mountains. The forecast is promising. La Niña typically means above average precipitation for the Valley. While waiting to see what winter cards we are dealt, might as well hit the river; the fishing is fantastic as we are still reaping the benefits of lasts year’s water boon. … Read More