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Nate at 11:00 PM on Friday, Aug 28th, 2015

August 28, 2015 South Fork Boise River Report: Cooler, 80+ degrees/Mild wind upriver/Sun then cloud cover

Day 4: I had fished a line of hatch water yesterday that was absolutely “SWEET!” There was a robust hatch of both pink Size 18 and PMD Size 16 mayflies. I fished both our Pink Convertible and Comparaduns Size 18 over that group of fish yesterday, but I never tied on the PMD because I didn’t recognize it until late in the hatch. I was thinking I could go back on that pod of fish with a PMD and maybe match the success I had the...
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Nate at 11:00 PM on Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015

August 27, 2015 SF Boise River Report: Hot, 90 degrees/Stiff breeze blowing upriver

Day 3: I fished the canyon the day before so I started my day with the intention of fishing upriver closer to the dam. There was one stretch of water just outside of camp across the river that I wanted to fish before heading upriver. I worked the run of water without a single fish rising to my offering. I tried a Pink Searcher #16 and my selection of small pink mayflies, but the fish were not impressed. For a half hour I pounded holding water without a rise. I was about ready...
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Nate at 11:00 PM on Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015

August 26, 2015 SF Boise River Report: Hot, 90 degrees/Sunshine/Mild breeze blowing upriver

Day 2 I was up at daylight to check for a small bug hatch. Although there were midges and some BWOs, there weren't enough of them to entice a fish to the surface. I fished around camp for a while, cooked a big breakfast, and then headed downriver. Peach dropped me off at the Danskin Bridge around noon with a pick-up time of 6 pm. Before heading into the canyon, I slipped in under the bridge and hunted the hatch run upriver. I hadn't seen a fish rise all morning and...
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Nate at 11:00 PM on Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015

August 25, 2015 SF Boise River Report

In all the time I have fished the South Fork Boise River, I've never really camped there. It was always a day trip to fish then come home. Peach and I had a four-day window, which is not enough time to long-distance fish when figuring in driving time, but perfect for a stay on the South Fork. We bought in to the idea and by 5 pm on Tuesday our camp was set up along the river with a gorgeous view of a hatch riffle. SWEET! No drive back and forth, just two full days...
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Nate at 11:00 PM on Sunday, Aug 23rd, 2015

August 23, 2015 SF Boise River Report: Hazy sun/Warm, 90 degrees/Very little wind

Note: There are two blogs here. Geoff’s blog will follow mine. The water gods have thrown us a bone. The South Fork Boise is flowing at 573cfs in the third week of August which is very unusual. Normally the water flows aren’t cut until September. That means we have wadeable conditions a couple of weeks earlier than normal. So if a gift is given, I figure you just as well relish in it. One thing to note…if you’re going to fish that river right now, it’s all about the PINK!!!...
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Nate at 12:00 AM on Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015

August 19, 2015 Owyhee River Fishing Report: 93 Degrees/Mild breeze upriver/Heavy smoke from fires

I’d been hearing some wild stories about the trico hatch on the Owyhee River at daylight so I thought it was time to check it out. It’s painful to rise at 4:00 AM, but if fish are rising, it sooths the discomfort. Under the Mirage sign in Adrian, Oregon, I rigged my rods. It was my intention to fish the morning shift then “Searcher” fish the midday moving toward dark. I rigged my 4 wt. with 6X tippet and a Trico Convertible Green#22 and my 5 wt. with 5X tippet and a Bullethead...
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Geoff at 11:00 PM on Sunday, Aug 9th, 2015

August 9, 2015 Pemigewasset River Fishing Report: 70 degrees/No wind/Absolutely gorgeous

After departing with friends, we decided to head back towards southern New Hampshire. On our way home, there was a gorgeous little river flowing below the highway. I told Liz that it looked really promising and could we please stop and check it out. Of course she was all about it because it would give her a chance to read her book. We took the next exit and started finding some public access. There was a dirt road right next to a bridge that had a picnic area so I knew...
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Geoff at 11:00 PM on Saturday, Aug 8th, 2015

August 8, 2015 Wild River Fishing Report: 65 Degrees/Overcast/No wind

We left Vermont in the mid-morning and were in route to the Wild River in New Hampshire. During the travel we were in three separate states: Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire. Being from the west, you rarely will see three states unless you are really planning a road trip, but out east you could be in three states driving just 50 miles. While we were traveling I had to get a New Hampshire fishing license and there was only spot on the way that sold licenses. We had stopped into this little...
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Nate at 11:00 PM on Friday, Aug 7th, 2015

August 7, 2015 South Fork Boise River Report:

It’s the curse of the Pacific Ocean blog. You may recall on July 21, 2015, I wrote a blog about fishing for rock fish in the Pacific Ocean. Obviously that blog was categorically all hot air; I wrote it for humor, not content. That story would represent the first time I have falsified information in a blog. It’s our purpose to make our blogs authentic and exactly the way that day of fishing played out. Well since I wrote that blog, I’ve fished twice;...
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