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Fishing Report

 

Fishing Report 3/30/17

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Owyhee River (2800 CFS):

The O has been pretty darn high over the last few weeks.  We've seen and heard of people floating it in small/medium sized inflatables that have done well nymphing.  Streamers are a great choice when the water is high if you are tired of fishing with nymphs.  You'll definitely want a sink tip to get down.  We have a great selection of streamers at both shops so stop on by.  The O should be getting a good cleaning so it should make for an epic summer.  Keep an eye on the flows going in to the reservoir because it is a good indication if the flows below the dam will go up due to overflow.

South Fork Boise (1801 CFS):

The SFB has been interesting this spring being that the flows have been higher than usual.  The river is at summer flows right now which makes us wonder if it will go higher than normal this summer.  The river unfortunately closes tomorrow night at sundown and will be closed until the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.  Be prepared for it to be very busy that weekend.  Between then and now, stock up on PMDs, big foam dries, rubber legs, and caddis.  We do drift boat rentals so if you don't have a boat and want to fish it effectively this summer stop by the Meridian shop and talk with Wayne.

Boise In Town (8470 CFS):

The Boise is flowing very very high and is extremely dangerous to be around.  There are numerous road and trail closures due to flooding.  Flash flooding is also a concern with all of the rain we've been getting so please stay away from the river.

Silver Creek (304 CFS):

The Creek has been getting a great flush over the last week and should be in good shape when it opens up in May.

Steelhead:

The fishing in Stanley seems to be improving and we have a few people going up this week.  We've heard that the water conditions have been pretty good and the Sawtooth hatchery is continuing to trap fish every day.  The numbers aren't great but why not try.  Nymphing under an indicator is the best way to go, try drifting big rubber legs and some egg patterns.

Still water:

 

Still water will probably be our only shot at safe and good fishing this spring.  The flows on every river on this side of the state are very high and the local favorite (SFB) will be closed for a month and a half.  There are a lot of great ponds around town and they are a great place to learn to fly fish for new fisherman.  Many local ponds have bass, bluegill, and trout...Techniques for these species are very easy for beginners so let us know if you have any questions.

-Tight lines from all of us here at Angler's Habitat

 

Call either shop if you have any questions!

 208-454-8188 (Caldwell)

 208-887-4863 (Meridian)