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Boise River - South Fork - Tuesday, Oct 17th, 2017

Conditions: 65°/Mostly sunny/Mild breeze upriver

Flies That Caught Fish:

#22/#20 BWO Colored Emerger
#22 BWO No Hackle 
#22 BWO Convertible
#22 BWO Single Upright Wing
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#22 BWO Twofer

 

Boise River - South Fork - Sunday, Oct 1st, 2017

September 28 – October 1, 2017

Conditions: Thu - 70°/Sunny/Minimal Wind/Fri - 70°/Sunny/Wind howling downriver/Sat - 55°/Rain; hard in the morning /Minimal wind/Sun - 55°/Intermittent clouds / Wind upriver 10 MPH

Flies That Caught Fish:

#18 Baetis Tantalizer
#20 BWO Colored Emerger
#20 BWO Comparadun
#20 BWO Hoagie Cripple
#22 BWO No Hackle (The fish really liked this pattern)
#16 Flav Searcher
#16 Flav Convertible (Tester Fly)

 

Boise River - South Fork - Wednesday, Sep 27th, 2017

September 26-27, 217

Conditions: Tuesday - 70°/Sunshine/Mild breeze upriver; Wednesday - 75°/Sunshine, zero clouds/Wind downriver 7-12 MPH

Flies That Caught Fish:

#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#20 BWO Hoagie’s Cripple
#22 Blood Midge
#22 BWO Colored Emerger

#18 Pink Convertible

 

Owyhee River - Friday, Sep 22nd, 2017

20.5 Inch Owyhee Brownie

Conditions: 52°/Morning rain then heavily overcast/Mild breeze upriver

Flies that Caught Fish: 

#20 BWO Colored Emerger

 

Henry's Fork - Sunday, Sep 17th, 2017

Conditions: 60º/Partial sun /Wind upriver 15 MPH

Flies That Caught Fish:

#20 BWO Colored Emerger

 

Snake River - South Fork - Saturday, Sep 16th, 2017

Irwin Slide to bridge

Conditions: 55º/Rain in the morning; partial sun afternoon/Mild wind

Flies That Caught Fish:

#20 BWO Hoagie’s Cripple
#10 Black Gold Hardback
#6 Black Gold
#20 BWO Colored Emerger

 

Snake River - South Fork - Friday, Sep 15th, 2017

Heise to Byington

Conditions: 60º/Rain/Mild breeze upriver

Flies That Caught Fish:

#20 BWO Hoagie’s Cripple
#16 PMD Searcher
#6 Black Gold
#6 Bullethead Hopper

 

Boise River - South Fork - Thursday, Sep 7th, 2017

September 5-7, 2017

Conditions: 90-96°/Sunshine but very smoky/Mild breeze both up and downriver

FTCF:

#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#8 Bullethead Hopper

Boise River - South Fork - Friday, Sep 1st, 2017

SF Boise River Rainbow with Bullethead Hopper

August 30 - September 1, 2017

Conditions: 95°; hot/Sunshine with scattered clouds/Wind mild both up and downriver

Flies that Caught Fish: 

#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#16 Pink Searcher
#16 PMD Searcher
#18 Pink Tantalizer
#18 PMD Comparadun
#18 Tan Rippin’ Lips Caddis
#8 Fall Caddis
#12 Black Gold Hardback
#8 Bullethead Hopper

 

Boise River - South Fork - Tuesday, Aug 29th, 2017

August 28-29, 2017

Conditions: 90-95°/Sunshine with occasional clouds/Mostly mild breeze both up and downriver

Flies that Caught Fish: 

#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#16 Pink Searcher
#18 Pink Tantalizer
#18 PMD Comparadun
#18 Tan Rippin’ Lips Caddis

 

Boise River - Middle Fork - Saturday, Aug 26th, 2017

Conditions:  95º/Very Sunny/Light Breeze Swirling

Flies That Caught Fish:

#18 Tan Rippin' Lips Caddis
#8 Bullethead Hopper
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis

 

Boise River - South Fork - Thursday, Aug 24th, 2017

Conditions: 85°/Sunshine, partial clouds; late thunderstorm with minor rain/Wind both up and downriver; 600cfs

Flies That Caught Fish:

#20 PMD Hatching Emerger
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#16 Flav Searcher
#18 Pink Tantalizer

 

Boise River - South Fork - Wednesday, Aug 23rd, 2017

Conditions: 80°/Heavy overcast; 3 rainstorms with thunder and lightning/Wind stiff downriver; 1200cfs

Flies That Caught Fish:

#18 Pink Tantalizer
#18 Pink Comparadun
#18 Pink Searcher

 

Green River (WY) - Wednesday, Aug 16th, 2017

August 15-16, 2017

Last days of a 21-day trout-bumming trip

Conditions Tuesday: 60°, cool/Rain, thunder and lightning; peeks of sunshine but mostly heavy clouds/Wind in multiple directions but generally upriver

Flies That Caught Fish:

#16 PMD Searcher
#16 Gray Get Her Done Caddis

Conditions Wednesday: 75°; freezing night; bright blue sky at sun up; building clouds/Wind calm

Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 Gray Emperor Caddis
#20 BWO Hoagie’s Cripple
#16 Gray Get Her Done Caddis

 

Green River (WY) - Monday, Aug 14th, 2017

Green River Brownie

August 12-14, 2017

Conditions: 60-75°/Clouds and afternoon thundershowers/Wind in all directions when stormy; mostly wind upriver

Flies That Caught Fish:

#20 BWO Convertible
#20 BWO Comparadun
#20 BWO Hoagie’s Cripple
#20 BWO Colored Emerger
#16 PMD Searcher

 

Green River (WY) - Friday, Aug 11th, 2017

August 8-11, 2017

Conditions: 75-80°/Clouds and afternoon thundershowers/Wind in all directions when stormy; mostly wind upriver

Flies That Caught Fish:

#18 Gray Emperor Caddis
#20 BWO Hoagie’s Cripple

 

Hebgen Lake - Monday, Aug 7th, 2017

Callibaetis Tantalizer

August 1-7, 2017

Conditions: 80-85°/Sun, afternoon clouds, a little sprinkle/Wind in all directions first day; mild on rest of days

Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#16 Callibaetis Tantalizer
#14 Blue Damsel

 

Owyhee River - Monday, Jul 31st, 2017

Conditions: 105°/Wind downriver 4-8 MPH/Very Hot; water is very COLD

Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 PMD Comparadun 
#20 BWO Colored Emerger
#20 PMD Colored Emerger 

 

Hebgen Lake - Sunday, Jul 30th, 2017

(Montana)

Conditions: 75°/Sunshine then thunder showers in midafternoon/Wind out of the north in the morning and hard wind out of the south in the late afternoon

Flies that Caught Fish:

#14 Blue Damsel
#16 Callibaetis Tantalizer

 

Quake Lake - Saturday, Jul 29th, 2017

Quake Lake Rainbow

Conditions: 75°/Sunshine and clouds; a thunderstorm or two/Mild southern breeze

Flies that Caught Fish:

#16 Callibaetis Tantalizer
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis

 

Hebgen Lake - Thursday, Jul 27th, 2017

(Montana)

July 27-28, 2017

Conditions: 65°-75°/Partial sun then rain/South wind at 7-10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#14 Blue Damsel
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
 

 

Wallowa Lake - Friday, Jul 21st, 2017

(Oregon)

Conditions: 72º/Light breeze

Flies that Caught Fish:

#14 Black Ant
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#20 PMD Colored Emerger 

 

Wallowa Lake - Wednesday, Jul 19th, 2017

(Oregon)

Conditions: 87°/Sunshine/Minor south wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
 

 

Owyhee River - Sunday, Jul 16th, 2017

King Kong Brownie

Conditions: 98º/Sunny, no clouds/Wind downriver 10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 PMD Comparadun
#18 PMD Convertible

 

Boise River - South Fork - Tuesday, Jul 11th, 2017

Conditions: 90º/Blue sky; not a cloud/Wind 10-15 MPH upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#18 Pink Comparadun

 

Boise River - South Fork - Saturday, Jul 8th, 2017

Conditions: 105º; Hot!/Bright blue sky/Slight breeze upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#8 Golden Stone - Male

 

Green River - Friday, Jul 7th, 2017

(Wyoming)

Conditions: 85º/Blue sky; not a cloud/Slight wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#8 Black Gold

 

Green River - Thursday, Jul 6th, 2017

(Wyoming)

Conditions: 80º/Sunshine/Sight wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#8 Black Gold

 

Owyhee River - Friday, Jun 30th, 2017

Conditions: 95º/Sunshine/Wind upriver 5-10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#18 Brown Tantalizer
#18 PMD Convertible
#20 Blood Midge

 

Henry's Fork - Sunday, Jun 25th, 2017

June 24-25, 2017 (Ashton area)

Conditions: 80º-85º/Sunny/Mild wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#12 Green Hatching Drake
#18 Baetis Green Tantalizer
#18 PMD Spent Spinner

 

Henry's Fork - Friday, Jun 23rd, 2017

Harriman Ranch

Conditions: Cold chilly morning/Bright blue sky and sunshine/North breeze blowing downriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#12 Green Hatching Drake
#18 Brown Tantalizer

 

Henry's Fork - Thursday, Jun 22nd, 2017

Henry's Fork Rainbow

June 20-22, 2017 (Ashton area)

Conditions: 80º-87º/Blue skies/Light Wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#12 Hatching Green Drake
#12 Golden Stone - Male
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis

 

Henry's Fork - Monday, Jun 19th, 2017

June 17-19, 2017 (Ashton area)

Conditions: 75º-80+º/Sun; partly cloudy/Mild wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#16 Flav Searcher
#12 Green Hatching Drake
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#18 Baetis Green Tantalizer

 

Henry's Fork - Friday, Jun 16th, 2017

(around Ashton)

Conditions: 60º/Overcast with a spit of rain/Mild breeze upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#16 Flav Searcher

 

Henry's Fork - Thursday, Jun 15th, 2017

(around Ashton)

Conditions: 70º/Overcast/Little wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#16 Flav Searcher

 

Henry's Fork - Wednesday, Jun 14th, 2017

(around Ashton)

Conditions: 65º/Clouds and sun/Wind upriver at 7-13 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#12 Hatching Green Drake

 

Henry's Fork - Tuesday, Jun 13th, 2017

Henry's Fork Rainbow

(Ashton area)

Conditions: 50º/Hard rain until 5 PM/South wind at 20+ MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#12 Hatching Green Drake
#12 Submerging Green Drake (tester fly)

 

Henry's Fork - Monday, Jun 12th, 2017

(around Ashton)

Conditions: 58º/Rain; torrential rain/Hard wind northeast morning; south afternoon

Flies that Caught Fish:

#12 Hatching Green Drake

 

Henry's Fork - Sunday, Jun 11th, 2017

(around Ashton)

Conditions: 62º /Little sun, overcast, sprinkle of rain/Hard wind downriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#6 Golden Stone Female
#12 Hatching Green Drake
#16 Flav Searcher

 

Henry's Fork - Saturday, Jun 10th, 2017

(around Ashton)

Conditions: 58º /Sun and clouds/Wind gusting to 25 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#6 Golden Stone Female
#12 Hatching Green Drake

 

Henry's Fork - Friday, Jun 9th, 2017

Henry's Fork Beauty

(Ora to Chester)

Conditions: 60º /Overcast in AM; hard rain in late afternoon/Minor wind in morning; gale force in afternoon

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 BWO Colored Emerger
#16 Flav Searcher
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#6 Golden Stone Female

 

Henry's Fork - Thursday, Jun 8th, 2017

(around Ashton)

Conditions: 86º /Sun and clouds/Wind out of the south at 16 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis

 

Hebgen Lake - Tuesday, Jun 6th, 2017

Conditions: 75º/Bright blue sky/Mild breeze in all directions

Flies that Caught Fish:

#16 Black Flying Ant

 

Henry's Fork - Thursday, Jun 1st, 2017

(around Ashton)

Conditions: 65°/Sun, then partial clouds/Rain/Wind up to 25 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#16 Brown Tantalizer
#18 Brown Hoagie's Cripple

 

Henry's Fork - Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Big Henry's Fork Brownie

(around Ashton)

Conditions: 77°/Sunny/Wind upriver; mild

Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#8 Black Gold

 

Owyhee River - Monday, May 29th, 2017

Conditions: 90°/Sunny; hot/Mild breeze blowing southeast 4 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 Emperor Caddis Olive Brown
#18 PMD No Hackle
#18 Callibaetis Single Upright Wing

 

Henry's Fork - Sunday, May 28th, 2017

(around Ashton)

Conditions: 75°/Sunshine/Mild breeze upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#6 Salmonfly
#8 Black Gold

 

Henry's Fork - Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Salmonflies on the Henry's

(around Ashton)

Conditions: 65°/Partial sun/Slight wind upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#6 Salmonfly

 

Owyhee River - Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Conditions: 81°/Sunny/Virtually no wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 Blood Midge
#18 PMD No Hackle
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis (very difficult to see at night, an Adams Caddis or Midnight Caddis would've been easier to see) 

 

 

Henry's Fork - Friday, May 26th, 2017

(around Ora and Chester Backwater)

Conditions: 48°/Rain all day/Cold wind downriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#6 Salmonfly

 

Owyhee River - Friday, May 26th, 2017

Conditions: 76°/Clear and sunny/Wind NW 6 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 Blood Midge

 

Henry's Fork - Wednesday, Apr 26th, 2017

(above Harriman Ranch)

Conditions: 38°/Wet, heavy snow from 2 PM until dark/Calm Winds

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 BWO Hoagie's Cripple
#22 BWO Colored Emerger
#20 BWO Comparadun

 

Henry's Fork - Monday, Apr 24th, 2017

It's a Pig!

(above Harriman Ranch)

Conditions: 36°/Rain then snow, and lots of it/Wind upriver 10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 BWO Hoagie's Cripple
#22 BWO Colored Emerger

 

Henry's Fork - Sunday, Apr 23rd, 2017

22-inch Rainbow

22-inch Ranch Rainbow

(above Harriman Ranch)

Conditions: 50º/Rain, hail, and snow/Hard wind quartering upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 BWO Hoagie's Cripple
#22 BWO Colored Emerger

 

Hagerman - Wednesday, Apr 12th, 2017

Hagerman Ponds/Oster Ponds/Riley Creek

Conditions:77º/Sunshine/Wind out of the south 5-8 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#16 Callibaetis Tantalizer
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#18 Tan Rippin' Lips Caddis

 

Henry's Fork - Wednesday, Apr 5th, 2017

Conditions: 58º/Overcast with peeking sun/Wind upriver 7-10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 BWO Convertible
#20 BWO Hoagie’s Cripple

 

Boise River - South Fork - Friday, Mar 17th, 2017

SF Boise River Update: I spent two days on the South Fork. The first day (March 16) was after a substantial rainstorm and the river was a total mess. The water was light chocolate when I arrived at noon and by 4 PM it was dark chocolate with debris floating. Come to find out, they upped the river flows that afternoon to 595csf.

On the 17th I woke to settling water and the clarity had improved to the point I could see the bottom at about 10 inches deep. It became cleaner as the morning progressed. By a little after noon I began fishing in light chocolate water. Shortly after, the warm sunny day started a rush of snow melt. The river immediately began turning darker. By 4 PM I headed back home.

 

Owyhee River - Saturday, Mar 11th, 2017

I drove over to the Owyhee this morning to check out the flow. It is 950cfs and this is what it looks like at the first bridge.

Boise River - South Fork - Friday, Mar 10th, 2017

Conditions: 50ºs/Clouds; rain/Sun/Wind mild upriver/Flow: 300cfs

Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#20 Mahogany Convertible
#10 Brown Slow Stone

 

Owyhee River - Thursday, Mar 9th, 2017

Flow was increased to 950cfs today. Expected flow around 1000cfs through mid-April to end of April.

 

Owyhee River - Tuesday, Mar 7th, 2017

Conditions: 45º/ Heavy cloud cover; rain all day/Wind upriver 10 MPH/Flow: 236cfs

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Black w/Black Shuck Colored Emerger
#20 Blood Midge Colored Emerger
#22 Black Caddidge

 

Owyhee River - Friday, Feb 24th, 2017

Conditions: 40°/Wind Swirling 10-12 MPH/Overcast mostly with sprays of sun

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 Blood Midge Colored Emerger

Note: Flows were bumped to 80csf today. Before going, check the flows!

 

Owyhee River - Friday, Feb 10th, 2017

Fishing Update: the Owyhee is blown out!! There is a two-mile section of river from the dam down that is clear. There is still ice in some areas where the deep lake sections are; but for the most part, water is flowing from the dam down the two miles. There were quite a few anglers on the water which made for a two-mile section very difficult. If you are heading over there tomorrow, get there early and find your favorite run around the dam area and sit on it.

 

Boise River - South Fork - Thursday, Jan 26th, 2017

Conditions:25°/ Wind 5-10 MPH upriver/Overcast/The real feel was freaking cold!

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Black with White Shuck Colored Emerger

 

Boise River - South Fork - Friday, Dec 30th, 2016

SF Boise Rainbow and Ice

Conditions: 26º/Sun; partial clouds/Wind upriver 5-10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Blood Midge
#22 Black with Black Wing Colored Emerger
#20 BWO Comparadun

 

Boise River - South Fork - Wednesday, Dec 21st, 2016

Conditions: 26º/Stiff, cold breeze downriver/Ultra blue sky and sunshine

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Blood Midge
#20 BWO Colored Emerger

 

Boise River - South Fork - Thursday, Dec 15th, 2016

Conditions: 34º/Rain all day/Little wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Dark Mahogany Convertible
#20 BWO Colored Emerger
#20 BWO Twofer

 

Boise River - South Fork - Sunday, Dec 11th, 2016

SF Boise Hog

Conditions: 29º/Bright sunshine/Mild breeze upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Mahogany Convertible
#20 BWO Colored Emerger

 

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Owyhee River - Saturday, Dec 10th, 2016

Conditions: 32º/Fog/Slight breeze upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22  BWO Convertible
#22 BWO Colored Emerger
#22 Black w/Black Wing Colored Emerger
#22 Blood Midge

 

Boise River - South Fork - Saturday, Dec 3rd, 2016

Conditions: 44°/Intermittent sun and clouds cover/Wind upriver 10-15 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20  BWO Twofer
#20 BWO Comparadun
#20 Blood Midge

 

Boise River - South Fork - Saturday, Nov 26th, 2016

This represents conditions and flies November 22-25 on the South Fork Boise River

Conditions: 42°- 50°/Sunshine, but mostly cloud cover and wind ranging from 15 MPH - 30 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22/#20  BWO Colored Emerger
#20 BWO Comparadun
#20 Blood Midge

 

Boise River - South Fork - Saturday, Nov 12th, 2016

In the canyon...

Conditions: 66°/Overcast; partial sun/Very little wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20  BWO Colored Emerger
#22/#20 BWO Convertible
#22 BWO Twofer

 

Boise River - South Fork - Monday, Nov 7th, 2016

In the canyon...

Conditions: 60°/Overcast; partial sun/Very little wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22/#20  BWO Colored Emerger

 

Snake River - South Fork - Monday, Oct 31st, 2016

Below Palisades Dam

Conditions: 50°/Hard wind 20+ MPH and gusting/Sunny morning, overcast afternoon

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22/#20 BWO Twofer
#22/#20  BWO Colored Emerger
#22/#20 BWO Convertible
#20 BWO Cripple

 

Henry's Fork - Sunday, Oct 30th, 2016

Conditions: Heavy overcast/Rain/Slight breeze upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 BWO Twofer
#22 BWO Colored Emerger

 

Snake River - South Fork - Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016

SF Snake Cutty

Around Heise

Conditions: 65º/Overcast then sunshine/Mild breeze downriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 BWO Twofer
#20 BWO Hoagie's Cripple
#22/#20 BWO Colored Emerger
#22/#20 Blood Midge
#22 Black on Black Colored Emerger

 

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Boise River - South Fork - Tuesday, Oct 25th, 2016

This represents October 23-25, 2016

Conditions: First day, 75º and hot; remainder 50º-55º/Day 1 Sunny, bluebird day; remainder rain, sometimes hard and mostly overcast and cloudy/First day slight breeze downriver; remainder hard wind downriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 BWO Twofer
#20 BWO Comparadun
#22/#20 BWO Colored Emerger
#18 PMD Spent Spinner
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#16 Black Searcher

 

Boise River - South Fork - Friday, Oct 21st, 2016

Conditions: 75º/Hot/Clear blue sky

Flies that Caught Fish:

#16 Black Searcher
#16 Flav Searcher

 

Boise River - South Fork - Thursday, Oct 6th, 2016

This represents October 3-6, 2016

Conditions: Highs 50º-60º/Overcast for 3 days/Wind from 7-20 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 BWO Twofer
#20 BWO Comparadun
#20 BWO Colored Emerger
#20 PMD Comparadun
#18 Baetis Green Tantalizer
#18 PMD Convertible
#16 Black Searcher
#16 Black Gold

 

Snake River - South Fork - Sunday, Sep 25th, 2016

Conditions: 65°/Bright sunshine/Mild breeze upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 BWO Colored Emerger
#20 BWO Hoagie’s Cripple

 

Snake River - South Fork - Saturday, Sep 24th, 2016

Conditions: 60°/Partly cloudy/Wind upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 BWO Twofer Mayfly
#22 and #20 BWO Colored Emerger

 

Snake River - South Fork - Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016

Conditions: 54°/Hard rain/Slight breeze upriver

 Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#22 BWO Twofer Mayfly
#22 and #20 BWO Colored Emerger

 

Henry's Fork - Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016

This represents September 21-22, 2016 at Chester and Vernon Bridge

Conditions: First day 75°/Mostly sunny/Little wind. Second day: Rainy/Mild breeze downriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 BWO Convertible
#22 and #20 BWO Colored Emerger
#20 BWO Comparadun

 

Boise River - South Fork - Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016

Conditions: 78°/Blue sky/Virtually no wind; slightly upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#8 Fall Caddis (Tester Fly)
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#18 Rippin’ Lips Caddis 

 

Boise River - South Fork - Saturday, Sep 17th, 2016

This represents September 12-16 dry fly fishing.

Conditions: 60s, up to 70°/Mostly sunny, one completely cloudy day, two party cloudy days/Wind each day, mostly mild

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#18 Pink Convertible
#16 Flav Searcher
#16 Pink Searcher
#16 PMD Searcher
#18 Flav (Tester Fly)
#16 Baetis Green Tantalizer
#18 Pink Tantalizer

 

Owyhee River - Monday, Sep 5th, 2016

This represents September 1-4 dry fly fishing.

Conditions: Mid 70s, up to 80°/Mostly sunshine, overcast and rain late afternoon on the 4th/Wind each day, mostly mild

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 Black on Black Colored Emerger
#22 BWO Colored Emerger
#22 and #20 Blood Midge

 

Boise River - South Fork - Sunday, Aug 28th, 2016

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This represents August 23-28 dry fly fishing.

Conditions: Mid 80s, up to 88° towards the end/Relentless sunshine, blue-bird days/Wind each day, mostly mild upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

  #8 Bullethead Hopper
#18 Pink Convertible
#18 Pink Comparadun
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#16 Pink Searcher

 

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Silver Creek - Thursday, Aug 11th, 2016

Conditions: 80°/Wind out of the south 10-15 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

  #8 Bullethead Hopper

 

Hebgen Lake - Tuesday, Aug 9th, 2016

Conditions: 75°/Sunny; warm/Wind stiff out of the south

Flies that Caught Fish:

#14 Black Flying Ant
#18 Emperor Caddis Olive Brown

 

Henry's Fork - Monday, Aug 8th, 2016

Harriman's Ranch Section

Conditions: 80°/Partly cloudy/Wind out of the south at 9 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#14 Black Flying Ant
#12 Bullethead Hopper

 

Hebgen Lake - Saturday, Aug 6th, 2016

Conditions: 78°/Sunny/Wind south at 7 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#14 Black Flying Ant

 

Hebgen Lake - Friday, Aug 5th, 2016

Conditions: 75°/Sunny morning/Cloudy afternoon/Virtually no wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#14 Black Flying Ant

 

Snake River - South Fork - Thursday, Aug 4th, 2016

Conditions: 80°/Sunny/Little wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#10 and #12 Black Gold Hardback
#16 Rippin’ Lips Caddis
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#18 PMD Convertible
#16 Pink No Hackle
#16 Pink Searcher
#16 Pink Tantalizer
#18 Pink Convertible

 

Hebgen Lake - Wednesday, Aug 3rd, 2016

Conditions: 77°/Bright sunshine/Wind from the south starting around 10 AM

Flies that Caught Fish:

#14 Black Flying Ant

 

Hebgen Lake - Tuesday, Aug 2nd, 2016

Conditions: 80° Plus/Hot/Slight breeze out of the south

Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 Emperor Caddis Olive Brown
#14 Blue Damsel
#14 Black Flying Ant

 

Hebgen Lake - Monday, Aug 1st, 2016

Blue Damsel Conditions: 82°/Sunshine/Wind mostly out of the south 5-10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#14 Blue Damsel

 

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Hebgen Lake - Sunday, Jul 31st, 2016

Conditions: 80°/Wind out of the south 5-10 MPH/Partly cloudy

Flies that Caught Fish:

#14 Blue Damsel

 

Boise River - South Fork - Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016

Bullethead Hopper Conditions: 100º Plus/Wind mild upriver/Clear blue, cloudless sky

Flies that Caught Fish:

#8 and #6 Bullethead Hopper

 

Owyhee River - Monday, Jul 25th, 2016

Conditions: 100º Plus/Clear blue sky/Intermittent wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 Blood Midge
#22 Black Colored Emerger
#20 Black Colored Emerger
#18 PMD Comparadun
#18 PMD Single Upright Wing
#18 PMD Convertible (Lights Out)
#18 Pink Convertible
#18 Callibaetis Convertible
#18 PMD Hatching Emerger

 

Boise River - South Fork - Monday, Jul 11th, 2016

Conditions: 70º/Sunny with some cloud cover/Wind upriver 7-10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#16 Rippin Lips Caddis
#18 Pink Comparadun
#18 Pink Convertible
#18 Al’s Hatching Pink Emerger (Very nice tie, I can see another line of Hoagie flies coming--with his permission of course!)

 

Owyhee River - Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016

Conditions: Hot; 95º/Cloudless/Slight breeze upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 Trico Green Spent Spinner
#22 Blood Midge
#22 Hoagie Spent Midge
#22 Black Colored Emerger
#16 PMD Searcher

 

Henry's Fork - Sunday, Jun 12th, 2016

This represents June 7-12, 2016 on Chester Backwaters, Harriman Ranch, Sealy's sections of the Henry's Fork/Snake River

Conditions: High 85 to low 60s/Sunshine/Cloudy later in week/Cool breeze later in week

Flies that Caught Fish: 

#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#16 Flav Searcher
#18 Brown Tantalizer
#14 Green Tantalizer
#12 Hatching Green Drake
#18 PMD Convertible
#18 PMD Spent Spinner
#20 Hatching PMD

 

Henry's Fork - Monday, Jun 6th, 2016

This represents June 1-6, 2016 on Fun  Farm, Chester Backwaters, Vernon and Box Canyon sections of the Henry's Fork/Snake River

Conditions: High 80s to low 50s/Sunshine/Partly cloudy/Slight Breeze

Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 Black Emperor Caddis
#18 Olive Brown Emperor Caddis
#18 Brown Tantalizer
#18 Callibaetis Tantalizer
#18 PMD Comparadun
#18 PMD Spent Spinner
#8 Black Gold Hardback 

 

Henry's Fork - Monday, May 23rd, 2016

This represents May 21-23, 2016

Conditions: High 40s to low 50s/Rain/Hard wind/Hail/Cold nights

Flies that Caught Fish:

#16 Flav Searcher
#16 Black Searcher 

 

Owyhee River - Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Conditions:60°/Rain/Wind downriver 7 to 10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Blood  Midge

 

Henry's Fork - Friday, May 13th, 2016

Henry’s Fork (Island Park above Harriman Ranch) Conditions:70°/Partial sun and clouds/Wind downriver 7 to 10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Black Emperor Caddis

 

Henry's Fork - Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Henry’s Fork (Island Park above Harriman Ranch): 52°/Overcast/Stiff breeze out of the south blowing upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Black Emperor Caddis
#16 Brown Searcher

 

Henry's Fork - Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Ashton Section Conditions: 58°/Partly Cloudy/Breeze 5-10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Black Emperor Caddis

 

Owyhee River - Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Conditions: 80+°/Overcast/Wind upriver 5-10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Blood Midge
#20 Black Colored Emerger
#16 Callibaetis Searcher
#14 Beetle

 

Owyhee River - Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2016

Conditions: 60°/Mild wind downriver/Overcast and sun

Here are the fly patterns to prepare for the next 30 days on the “O”:

1)      Callibaetis Convertible or Comparadun #18
2)      PMD No Hackle, Convertible, or Comparadun #18
3)      PMD and Callibaetis Searcher #14 and #16
4)      Baetis and Callibaetis Tantalizer #16 and #18
5)      Beetle #12 and #14
6)      Black and Green Emperor Caddis #20
7)      Tan Get Her Done Caddis #16
8)      PMD Stimulator #14 (for fast riffle)

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 BWO Convertible
#16 PMD Searcher

 

Missouri River - Saturday, Apr 16th, 2016

Conditions: 55°/Very cold morning/Wind downriver 10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Blood Midge

 

Missouri River - Friday, Apr 15th, 2016

Conditions: Low 40ºs/Sideways snow storm/Wind out of the north at 20-30 MPH/Cold

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 BWO Comparadun

 

Missouri River - Thursday, Apr 14th, 2016

Conditions: Mid 50ºs/Heavy overcast/Slight wind upriver/Brewing up a storm

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Blood Midge
#20 Black w/Black Shuck Colored Emerger

 

Missouri River - Wednesday, Apr 13th, 2016

Conditions: 60º/Sun/Clouds/Wind upriver 10 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Blood Midge

 

Owyhee River - Friday, Apr 8th, 2016

Conditions: 80º/Sunshine/Slight wind upriver

. Here’s a bug list that will hook a bunch of fish when the river settles:

1)      Caddidge #22
2)      BWOs #22 and #20 on overcast days
3)      Slow Stones #10 will still be a great searching bug for the next 2-3 w2eeks
4)      Callibaetis Searcher #16
5)      Callibaetis Tantalizer #16 and #14
6)      Brown Searchers (to imitate March Browns)
7)      Black and Baetis Emperor Caddis #20
8)      Colored Emergers in Blood Midge #22, BWO #20, and Black #20

Flies that Caught Fish:

#10 Brown Slow Stone

 

Owyhee River - Friday, Apr 1st, 2016

Conditions: 75+º/Sunny/No wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 Blood Midge
#10 Brown Slow Stone
#18 Callibaetis Tantalizer

*Owyhee River flow raised to 106cfs on 4/3/2016. Give it a couple of days!

 

Boise River - South Fork - Thursday, Mar 31st, 2016

Conditions: 60+º/Light breeze upriver/Bright sunshine

Flies that Caught Fish:

#10 Olive Slow Stone

*SF Boise River closed now until Memorial Weekend.

 

Boise River - South Fork - Wednesday, Mar 30th, 2016

Conditions: 60º/Mild breeze morning/Stiff wind upriver in afternoon/Sunshine/Bright blue sky

Flies that Caught Fish:

#10 Olive Slow Stone

 

Boise River - South Fork - Tuesday, Mar 29th, 2016

Conditions: 55º/Heavily Overcast/Mild breeze upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 BWO Convertible
#20 BWO Twofer Mayfly
#18 Baetis Green Tantalizer
#20 Blood Midge

 

Owyhee River - Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016

Conditions: 55°/Stiff wind all day/Overcast

Flies that Caught Fish:

#10 Slow Stone Brown
#10 Black Gold Stimulator
#22 BWO Colored Emerger
#22 Black w/Black Shuck Colored Emerger
#20 Blood Midge

Boise River - South Fork - Monday, Mar 21st, 2016

Slow Stone

Conditions: 55°/Overcast/Rain/Wind downriver 5-8 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Blood Midge
#22 and #20 BWO Twofer Mayfly
#10 Olive Slow Stone

 

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Boise River - South Fork - Saturday, Mar 19th, 2016

Conditions: 50º/Sunshine/Stiff breeze straight downriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

Brown Slow Stone #10
BWO Twofer Mayfly #20

Here is a fly list that will hook some big fish before the end of the season:

1)      BWOs Size 20 (Twofer, Comparadun, Convertible, or Single Upright Wing)
2)      Colored Emergers in Blood Midge and BWO Size 20
3)      Black Gold Stimulator #14 and #12
4)      Slow Stone #10 in Brown and Olive
5)      Olive Brown Emperor Caddis #20
6)      Baetis Tantalizer #18
7)      Baetis Single Upright Wing #18

 

Owyhee River - Tuesday, Mar 15th, 2016

Conditions: 48°/Wind 7-15 MPH up and downriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 BWO Convertible
#20 BWO Colored Emerger
#20 Blood Midge
#10 Slow Stone Olive (I hooked one fish on this big bug, but it won’t be long and they will really key on it).

 

Boise River - South Fork - Friday, Mar 11th, 2016

Slow Stone

Conditions: 55°/Stiff wind downriver/Heavily overcast/A little rain

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 Blood Midge
#10 Brown Slow Stone

 

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Owyhee River - Tuesday, Mar 8th, 2016

Conditions: 50°/Sun, clouds, rain/Wind 5 MPH both upriver and down

Flies that Caught Fish:

#20 BWO Comparadun
#22 Blood Midge

 

Owyhee River - Thursday, Mar 3rd, 2016

Conditions: 50°/Wind upriver 5-8 MPH/ Overcast/Off and on rain all day

Flies that Caught Fish:

#10 Brown Slow Stone
#10 Olive Slow Stone

 

Boise River - South Fork - Tuesday, Mar 1st, 2016

Conditions: 50°/10-15 MPH wind straight downriver/Overcast

Flies that Caught Fish:

#18 Tan Caddis (Tester)
#22 Comparadun BWO

 

Boise River - South Fork - Tuesday, Feb 16th, 2016

Conditions: 65°/Little wind downriver/Partly cloudy

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 Black Colored Emerger
#20 BWO Comparadun

 

Owyhee River - Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016

Conditions: : 40°/Overcast/Little wind

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 Black Colored Emerger

 

Boise River - South Fork - Thursday, Jan 14th, 2016

Conditions: 38°/Blue sky/Wind upriver 5 MPH

Flies that Caught Fish: Sadly no fish caught today. Water murky, still very wintry.

 

Boise River - South Fork - Monday, Jan 4th, 2016

Conditions: 32°/Wind 10+ MPH downriver/Partial Sun

Flies that Caught Fish:

Olive Brown Mayfly #16 (tester fly)

 

Boise River - South Fork - Sunday, Dec 20th, 2015

Conditions: 32°/Sunshine/Cloudy afternoon/Snow/ Mild wind downriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#16 Brown Olive Mayfly  (tester fly) [We have not started tying this fly commercially, but our Flav Searcher is a good substitute to that bug).
#20 BWO Comparadun

 

 

Owyhee River -

Conditions: Hot; 95º/Cloudless/Slight breeze upriver

Flies that Caught Fish:

#22 Trico Green Spent Spinner
#22 Blood Midge
#22 Hoagie Spent Midge
#22 Black Colored Emerger
#16 PMD Searcher