Idaho Angler | Fishing Report
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Owyhee River


142cfs–  The are still PMD’s coming off strong along with sporadic Baetis. Yet on certain days fish seem to be keying in on Baetis over PMD’s. We have also started to see Hoppers and even a handful of Craneflies. If fish are being picky during the hatch sometimes throwing an ant pattern can fool the pickiest of fish. Also with the abundance of anglers please use common sense and courtesy when fishing around other anglers.

Flies to use: Zebra Midge, Split Case Baetis, Split Case PMD, OCD Caddis,Short Wing Emerger, Last Chance Cripple, Sparkle Dun, Morrish Hopper, Parachute Hopper, Para. Ant, CDC Ant.

South Fork of the Boise River


1620cfs –  The salmon flies have become more or less sporadic. However the golden stones and hoppers are out and fish are looking up. We also have been seeing a strong pink albert hatch along with caddis in the afternoon. In the evening look for fish to be up on caddis until dark.

Flies to use: OCD Caddis, Restless Stone, Three Dollar Dip, King Prince, Elk Hair Caddis, Corn-fed Caddis, Crime Scene Caddis, CFO Ant, Morrish Hopper, Chubby Chernobyl, Trina’s Noble Chernobyl, Rogue Stone Golden.

Silver Creek


131cfs – LThe Trico’s are coming off in the early morning hours with Psuedo Baetis coming off as well. After the Trico’s are done look for Callibaetis and Damsels mid morning till the afternoon. In the afternoon look for fish to be keyed in on Hoppers, Ants, and Beetles along the under cut banks. In the evening look for PMD’s and Caddis to be coming off in the preserve.

Flies to use: Last Chance Cripple, CDC Thorax, Captive Dun, Hackle Stacker, Parachute Ant, Crow Beetle, Morrish Hopper, Foam Hopper, Zebra Midge, Split Case, FB Pheasant Tail, No Name Damsel.

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Boise River


780cfs- The river is finally at a good flow to wade fish. In the early morning look for Trico’s to be coming off. Be sure to get out and fish in the morning before the floaters hit the river around the afternoon. Fishing the evening can also be a great time to get out and head hunt for fish on top eating Caddis and PMD’s

Flies to use: Formerly Prince, Hare’s Ear, BH Flashback Pheasant tail, Lightning Bug, Wooly Bugger, Sculpzilla, Sparkle Minnow, Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis, Corn-Fed Caddis, CDC Thorax PMD, Last Chance Cripple.

Duck Valley


As the water begins to warm the weeds will begin to come up choking up the shallower bays. Yet the fishing has still been fairly productive fishing damsels as well as leeches.

Flies to use: Balanced Ruby Eye Leech, Rowley’s CBO, Bead Belly Leech,Frostbite Chironomid, Ice Cream Cone, Magic Perch, Chromie, Juju Chironomid.


Idaho river flows