38cfs– With the inclement weather as of late we have seen some great midge and baetis hatches. Be aware of throwing streamers in front of browns that are spawning on redds. However streamers are always a good bet this time of year when the browns are fired up. If fishing is tough try nymphing with Zebra Midges- especially this time of year- can save the day.
Flies to use: Baetis Bomb, Split Case BWO, Zebra Midge, WD-40, San Juan Worm, Trailing Shuck Midge, CDC Hanging Midge, CDC Quill Midge, Zonker, Montana Mouth Wash.
South Fork of the Boise River
302cfs – Fishing has been hit or miss lately depending on the weather and the day you go. The most productive method has still been nymphing. You may find a few heads up sipping on Midges and Baetis on overcast days.
Flies to use: Copper John, Prince Nymph, BH Hare’s Ear, King Prince, Zebra Midge, Restless Stone, CDC Quill Midge, CDC Hanging Midge , Zonker, Montana Mouth Wash.
131cfs – The Nature Conservancy section on the creek is closed to fishing until next year. However you can still fish below Hwy 20 to the Point of Rocks until February. Look for fish to be rising for size 22 Midges in the afternoon when the temperature is at its warmest.
Flies to use: Zebra Midge, Miracle Midge, CDC Quill Midge, CDC Hanging Midge, Trailing Shuck Midge.
271cfs- The fishing in town remains consistent as we head towards the new year. The most productive method in town has been nymphing, with a few fish still being caught on streamers.
Flies to use: Hares Ear, Copper John, Pheasant Tails, Zebra Midge , San Juan Worm, Prince Nymph, Zonker.