Holiday Fun

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Big Wood Temperatures are finally beginning to warm up as we approach Christmas and New Years. The cold temps the past few weeks have kept anglers off the water, giving the trout a nice long rest. It is Midge fishing time and these little flies should begin showing in increasing numbers on all the area waters. The fish have really…

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The Snow is Falling

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis The snow is falling in the Sun Valley area these days as we prepare to usher in our winter fishing season. We have regulation changes happening at the end of the month, with all the rivers going to a strictly catch and release basis, and the season closure of Silver Creek above the Highway 20 bridge, which means all…

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Down and Across

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis Late fall fishing, or early winter fishing can be a challenging time of year for the angler, but it is a time of year full of solitude and blissful moments where big fish, low flows, late blooming insects and anglers meet during the quietest time during the season of the Quiet Sport. It is time to pack the gloves…

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Pleasant Places

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis The dry fly hours for anglers have dropped off quite a bit in recent days and weeks. The fish are still aggressive and on the bite, but nymphing is pretty much a requirement when fishing before the noon hour. With cold mornings becoming the norm, there really isn’t much reason to get started before 11:00 a.m. Anglers can expect…

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Yellow & Gold

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis Fall is now in full swing with yellow and orange blanketing the landscape and outdoorsman scattering in every direction. The leaves provide a beautiful backdrop for a day of angling but can prove to be a nuisance when the wind picks up. Anglers should plan on fishing Silver Creek or the Big Lost if they do not want to…

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Fall’s Finest Hour

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis Pick your favorite river in the area and then take your favorite Baetis patterns to that river and have a great time! Pretty much all our area waters are seeing great hatches that center around the Blue Winged Olive. With a mix of other bigger insects, cooling air and water temperatures, the fish are happily feeding away. This is…

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Hecuba! – Gesundheit!

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis Expect a cooler week this week and expect this to turn the fishing on even more. We’ve been getting reports of some of the season’s best fishing in every direction, and can’t hardy imagine a better week, but once these fish feel the chill in the water this weekend they are going to get voracious! A combination of big…

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Baetis! Baetis! Baetis!

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis With little significant change in our great local fishing this weeks report will take a lean towards fall tactics on your favorite water. One thing to keep in mind, have plenty of good, small baetis patterns. Get quite a few small, well tied Pheasant Tail nymphs, size 18 – 22. Try to fish a four weight if you have…

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