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Geoff at 1:23 PM on Monday, Oct 6th, 2014

October 6, 2014 Owyhee River Fishing Report: 80 Degrees/Minimal Wind/Warm in the Canyon

What a difference two weeks makes on any river system. I left my house at straight up 6 a.m. in hot pursuit of some morning feeders. I have my rod rigged, waders on, and I am picking my way through the brush and trees to enter the water just after daybreak. I am overlooking a gorgeous riffle that dumps into a big slick and I survey that run for twenty minutes. I don’t see one head, there are no fish up feeding, and the midges are coming off in swarms around me. Two...
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Nate at 10:41 PM on Sunday, Oct 5th, 2014

October 5, 2014 SF Boise River Report: Sunshine/75 degrees/Upriver breeze in the afternoon

The great challenge fishing the South Fork right now is trying to land the giant fish that visit your dry fly. Every time you hook an 18+ inch fish on that river right now, it's a barroom brawl to get them to the net. Every fight is a dedicated effort which almost always takes a lot of time and ends with some form of a chase downriver. Many of the fish jump several times in the melee. I had one 19-inch fish today jump eight times in the 13 minutes it took...
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Geoff at 12:00 AM on Friday, Oct 3rd, 2014

October 3, 2014 Henry's Fork Fishing Report - Ashton Dam to Vernon Bridge: Overcast/Scattered Rain/ 49 Degrees/Wind 10 MPH

We sat in the hotel all night listening to the rain coming off the roof and it never stopped until 8:00 the next morning. There were puddles everywhere and there was a real nip in the air from the time we walked out of the hotel. We decided we needed to fish the same run of water because the bugs were there in real force, but Mother Nature made it impossible to fish the day before. We put the raft in at 10:00 and started fishing some riffles during the float. We started “Searcher” fishing with...
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Geoff at 12:00 AM on Thursday, Oct 2nd, 2014

October 2, 2014 Henry's Fork Fishing Report - Vernon Bridge to Chester Backwater: 45 Degrees/Rain, Rain, More Rain, Thunder, Lightning/Winds up 20 MPH

There are times in dry fly fishing where you just should’ve stayed in bed. Today my buddy and I had a day just like that. We got to Vernon Bridge at 11:00 and we were overlooking a beautiful riffle dumping into a big slick. There was not one head up and not one thing working when we got there. We aired up the raft and were getting things ready for our float. During that time there was still nothing working on the surface. The boat was ready, all gear was packed, and we were...
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Geoff at 12:00 AM on Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014

October 1, 2014 South Fork Boise River Report: Overcast and Cloudy/60 Degrees/Wind 8-10 mph Upriver

Oh the South Fork of the Boise River, she is an awesome but very unpredictable river. I had a college buddy fly into town Sunday who really wanted to fish some Idaho waters. So naturally our first stop was on the “Fork.” I showed up to the river early just after daybreak; I really wanted to look at the water just below Granite Creek. As far as the eyes could see the river was clouded with siltation. Not just a little mud, but dark chocolate flowing down to Danskin, which meant there would be no...
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