Hot Days, Hot Fishing

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Synopsis Though all of our local rivers remain slightly above their normal annual stream flow for mid-July, fishing conditions have finally stabilized. The Big Wood is fishing exceptionally well with pronounced dry fly activity throughout the day while the Big Lost has been lowered to a fishable, though still high, water level. Silver Creek is fishing relatively well as we…

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Surface Frenzy

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Synopsis Over the past week, our local rivers have dropped significantly allowing for summer dry fly fishing to hit its stride. Locally, the Big Wood offers a veritable smorgasbord of mayflies, caddis and stoneflies while Silver Creek continues to fish well with Drakes and Callibaetis. The Upper Big Lost is coming on strong as the water levels drop while the…

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Fishy Weather and High Water

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Synopsis Unfortunately, our local freestones are a mixture of high flows, muddy water and dangerous wading conditions. For the time being, the Big Wood, Big Lost, Salmon River and Copper Basin are all unfishable. Silver Creek Fortunately, Silver Creek is fishing reasonably well despite Mother Nature’s inclement spring weather. Mid-morning PMD activity has been fair with patches of good but…

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Opening Day is Here!

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Synopsis After being closed for 59 days, general trout fishing will open on May 29th and it appears that most local rivers will be fishable. Silver Creek will be low and clear, while the local freestones should be manageable as they flow at relatively low to moderate levels. The South Fork of the Boise is pumping at nearly 1600 cfs…

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The Last Dance

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Synopsis With only one week remaining in the Salmon River steelhead season, most anglers are reveling in what has been a truly memorable season. Nearly 4,000 fish have returned to the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery and many more are expected to finish their journey over the next couple weeks. Due to high daytime temperatures and the resulting spring runoff, much of…

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Stanley Steelheading

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Synopsis In the shadows of the Sawtooth Mountains, the annual migration of steelhead is in full force. With steelhead counts steadily climbing, anglers are finding successful fishing throughout the river system. With below-average snowfall and freezing nighttime temperatures contributing little runoff to the Salmon River, the river remains low and clear. Steelhead Fishing With a couple thousand fish having arrived…

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