Boise River Fly Fishing Report – May 4, 20187

Boise River – In Town Fishing Report

Flows remain a little high, but they are dropping. If you do decide to fish, use caution where you get in and out, but it’s fishable. Streamers can work well when the water drops this time of year.   So try throwing Coffee’s sparkle minnow, Sculpzilla, Shiela’s sculpin, or your favorite sculpin pattern in natural colors.

Best time of day is in the evenings. Mid-day will be good too if you’re nymphing. Try a jig-head pheasant-tail, zebra midge, prince nymphs, or copper johns.

The river is still pretty high, and the water is cold, so use extreme caution and be careful!

The South Fork of the Boise is closed until Memorial Day weekend.  

Stop by or call our Boise Fly Shop for up to date information on where to fish and what to use. (208) 939-6065

Boise River Fish & Game Regulations

Boise River – (lower) from the mouth upstream to Lucky Peak Dam

Section: From the downstream side of the East Parkcenter Bridge to the upstream side of the West Parkcenter Bridge

Trout limit is 2, none under 14 inches
All other sections of the lower Boise River – Southwest Region general rules apply

Boise River, Middle Fork

Section: From the confuence of the North Fork upstream to Atlanta Dam

Trout limit is 2, none under 14 inches
No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
All other sections of the Boise River, Middle Fork – Southwest Region general rules apply
Section: Boise River, South Fork above Anderson Ranch Dam; see Magic Valley Region rules

Boise River, South Fork

Section: From Neal Bridge (Forest Road 189) upstream to Anderson Ranch Dam

No bait allowed, one barbless hook per fly or lure
December 1 through March 31 – trout limit is 0, catch-and-release
April 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend – closed to fishing
Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through November 30 – trout limit 2, none under 20 inches

USGS Water-data graph for site 13206000Boise River - In Town @ Glenwood Bridge

USGS Water-data graph for site 13190500South Fork of the Boise @ Anderson Ranch Dam

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