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South Fork of the Boise River Fishing Report – August 19, 2015

We are still deep in the terrestrial game. Use big Chubby Chernobyl’s, Ants, & Grasshoppers. In the afternoon, we are seeing a good pink hatch. Later in the evening, Caddis is the name of the game. If that’s not working or you want to try a dry /dropper rig tie on rubber legs, prince nymphs, or pheasant tails.

Boise River Real Time Stream Flows.

South Fork of the Boise River Hatch Chart

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Boise River "In Town" Fly Fishing Report July 30

CFS 849– Flows are starting to drop which is making for some great wade fishing throughout town from highway 21 all the way through Eagle. People floating in rafts and tubes from Barber Park down to Ann Morrison Park make for some tough fishing battling the rubber hatch, so try to fish areas above these areas or below. PMD’s have been hatching on the upper stretches towards highway 21. Carry some sparkle dun patterns, cripples, and emergers size 16-18. look for this hatch to intensify towards the evening. Caddis have been steady after 6pm throughout the town.

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South Fork of the Boise Fly Fishing Report July 30

CFS 1820– The river has been fishing great from Tailwaters to Danskin Bridge. The salmon flies have tapered off, but fish are still looking for those bigger bugs. The best tactics with the high flows have been pounding the banks with variations of chubby Chernobyl’s in sizes 8-12. If fish aren’t keying in on top, drop larger BH nymphs and girdle bugs (brown, mottled Black/White) 2-3ft off your larger dry fly.

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South Fork of the Boise River Fishing Report

Ryan Sand with a nice rainbow.

Went and spent a day on the South Fork over the weekend with a few friends and managed to pick a great day to be on the water. The weather was as good as you could ask for being a February day. Started off in the morning in the mid 30's and worked it's way into the mid 40's by late afternoon. Light snow showers early followed by a few light rain showers throughout the day. The majority of the day was overcast with shots of blue sky poking through every so often. These days with overcast conditions can make for your better fishing days.

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Boise River Fishing Report

Fished the lower river below Eagle and all I can say is I am glad it was a nice day because the fishing was just that fishing not catching. I searched out some water that I had not ran a fly through before in hopes of finding some new glory holes. Can't say that I hit gold but I can say that there is some extremely nice winter holding water and great banks to run nymphs and streamers through. There was nothing happening as far as surface activity. I managed to see one small fish raise his nose above water.

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South Fork of the Boise River Fishing Report

Well lets face it we are into the time of the year when you might pick the right day to have been on the river and you might have picked wrong. Although with the weather we have been having this winter good fishing or not I don't think it is probably a bad decision to be on the water. With that said if you are headed to the South Fork here are a few things to consider. First, the fish are mainly eating nymphs so have a good selection. Pat' rubber leg stonefly nymphs are a must on this river. I like this pattern for two reason.

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Boise River Fishing Report

Spent about half the day yesterday fishing some of the lower river through Eagle. We have been having some pretty awesome weather this winter, and it has made for almost a spring feel out on the water. If you are going to hit the Boise river in town you should focus your efforts on nymphing and streamers. The Boise is a river that is going to fish or it isn't. I found only a couple fish willing to sample my fly, however they were nice wild browns. Beautiful fish! The Boise has a good number of caddis on it so most caddis nymphs are going to work well.

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Boise River Fishing Report

Well now that the steelhead madness is gone you can focus back on the resident trout that call the Boise river home. The Boise river is a great nymphing river so if you rig up a wooly bugger and drop a small midge, caddis, pheasant tail, or hairsear you are more than likely going to find fish. If you stick to the easy access spots and bridges you should find your way with plenty of stockers. However if you put on your exploring boots and go find some water you haven't fished before I think you will suprise yourself with some quality wild fish.

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