The FISHING REPORT
OWYHEE RIVER 7/25/21
The mornings are still somewhat slow with a few fish being picked up nymphing. In the afternoons you will find a mixed bag of hatches from BWO’s to PMD’s. With the above average temperatures we have seen an increase of hoppers along the river and the fish are keying in on them.
Flies to use: Zebra Midge, Tiny Tailwater, TB Split Case BWO, Split Case PMD, Barr’s Emerger PMD, Last Chance Cripple BWO, Sparkle Dun PMD, Hackle Stacker PMD, Morrish Hopper, AJ’s Hopper, Grand Hopper.
SOUTH FORK OF THE BOISE RIVER 7/25/21
The salmon flies are done for the year, but have been replaced by golden stones. We have also been getting into fish on hoppers as the days have gotten hotter. In the afternoon look for a mix of sallies, pink alberts and caddis to be coming off.
Flies to use: Fluttering Stone, El Camino, Morrish Hopper, Grand Hopper, Elk Hair Caddis, Corn-Fed Caddis, CDC Thorax Pink, Pink Albert Dun, Hackle Stacker, King Prince, Nemec Stone, Poxyback Golden Stone, Plan C Caddis.
SILVER CREEK 7/25/21
With below average flows, and high water temperatures and dissolved oxygen levels it’s better to avoid fishing until things improve for the safety of the fish and ecosystem.
Flies to use:
BOISE RIVER 7/25/21
The flows have come down to a fishable level so now’s the time to hit the river. Look for the mornings and evenings to be somewhat less crowded before the floaters take to the river. Look for nymphing to be the most productive way to get into fish.
Flies to use: BH Prince Nymph, BH Hare’s Ear, Jig Duracell, Frenchie, Roza’s Red Tag, BH Caddis Pupa, Blow Torch, Sculpzilla, Sex Dungeon, Sparkle Minnow.
DUCK VALLEY 7/25/21
The reservation has been fishing lights out so far this spring with multiple reports of some 20in+ fish being caught out of Billy Shaw. The more successful anglers have been stripping leeches on a type 3 line. However if the wind picks up to much fishing chironomids or leeches under an indicator can be a productive method as well.
Flies to use: Simi Seal Leech, Rowley’s Balanced Leech, Mohair Leech, Magic Perch, Ice Cream Cone, Chromie, Balanced Baitfish, Sheep Creek Special, Stayner Ducktail.
BASS FISHING 7/25/21
Below Swan Falls has been fishing lights out for bass as of late.
Flies to use: Clouser Minnow, Jawbreaker, Meat Whistle, Skeeter popper,