Idaho Fly Fishing Reports

Take a look at our fly fishing reports before you visit Eastern Idaho.  You’ll get a good idea of what to expect before you fish the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, Teton River, South Fork of the Snake River, Boise River, and the Owyhee River.  You can also browse through our past fly fishing reports to see what was happening last year at this time.  Thank you for visiting our Idaho Fly Fishing Report page.  If you’d like more information call our Lodge on the Henry’s Fork at (208) 652-3750 or our Boise Fly Shop (208) 939-6065

South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report – Sept 20

The latest South Fork of the Snake River fishing report was yesterday from Wolf to Heise & it was great news!  There were lots of fish between 14 and 19 inches.  We had big brown trout coming up and sipping dry flies as well. You could focus on: Pink Alberts, PMD’s, terrestrials were ok but the conditions were pretty cold.  There was a little Baetis hatch, but not for long. South Fork Snake Near Irwin, ID SF Snake near Irwin - River Forecast The post South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report – Sept 20 appeared first on TRR Outfitters.

South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report – Sept 20 2017-09-20T23:48:31+00:00

Henry’s Fork Fishing Report – Sept 20

The Henry’s Fork has been fishing well, considering the weather.  The last few days have brought a light dusting of snow to the upper sections of the Henry’s Fork.  The main issue is wind.  The lower section of the Henry’s Fork (below Ashton) is more susceptible to wind than in the canyon section (Osbourne Bridge to Ashton). As for fishing, BWO’s are around!  Terrestrials are still crawling, but are waining, due to the weather.  Try a rusty spinner, or go with a streamer. Henry's Fork near Island Park, ID Henry's Fork near Ashton, ID The post Henry’s Fork Fishing Report – Sept 20 appeared first on TRR Outfitters.

Henry’s Fork Fishing Report – Sept 20 2017-09-20T23:48:21+00:00

Teton River Fishing Report – Sept 4

The Teton River has been fishing great. We are right in the middle of dry fly heaven, so everything underneath the sun. Sulpher & pink mayflies are out in force. Mahogany mayflies are starting to show up as well. We still have caddis still bouncing around & of course, the terrestrials are all working awesome (ants, beetles, hoppers, etc.). For those of you that are not dry-fly anglers, streamers have been working as well. You pretty much need to take the kitchen sink with you. The fish are getting a lot of pressure, and they are getting a little picky. The water temperatures on the Teton River are lower than previous years due to the snowpack from last winter; this translates to better fishing for longer. Still, focus on fishing early in the morning (until about noon), then after 4-5pm to avoid the mid-day heat. Teton River AB South Leigh Teton River AB South Leigh - River Forecast

Teton River Fishing Report – Sept 4 2017-09-04T23:48:10+00:00

South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report – Sept 4

The South Fork of the Snake River has been hanging in there, but it’s a little bit tougher than previous years. The river has been holding at around 9000cfs for the past week. The average at this time of year is around 7700cfs. Water clarity is excellent, and the flow forecasts are expected to stay put for the next week. Focus on the typical and obvious places; riffles, grassy banks, side-channels, etc. Hopper droppers are essential to success. They are still eating the top bug, but you’ll see more action with the dropper. Use: Split Backs, Jighead Pheasant-Tails, Jighead Hares-Ear, Zebra Midges, Micro-Mayfly; All colors of Chubby Chernobyls, & Waterwalkers. Also, use big & nasty streamer patterns; anything articulated in white, yellow, brown, etc. South Fork of the Snake River near Irwin SF Snake near Irwin - River Forecast

South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report – Sept 4 2017-09-04T23:48:19+00:00

Owyhee River Fishing Report – Aug 25

For a great day fishing the Owyhee be prepared to switch between dry fly and nymph tactics throughout the day. Early morning spinner falls have had fish looking up, and dry-fly fishing has been on the decline as we continue into late summer/fall. There has been an early morning lull for dry flies until the PMD/Pink hatch starts around 1:30 p.m. If you’re in the right spot, expect a good power hour or two of fishing during the hatch. Hoppers in yellow and tan have been producing some nice late summer browns, Run a dropper 2-3ft below. PMD’s, Pink Cahill, BWOs, Caddis, Midge Owyhee River below the Dam Owyhee River near Rome, OR

Owyhee River Fishing Report – Aug 25 2017-09-04T23:48:31+00:00

Boise River Fly Fishing Report – Aug 25

Anderson Ranch Tailwater: It’s that time of the year that summer flows are beginning to drop. As of now the South Fork is dropping down to 562cfs and will continue to drop down to average winter flows of 300-350cfs. With that being said, the fish will need a few days to acclimate to the new change in flows, but the fishing should pick up again as it has been great through the summer. Hoppers are still around, so a hopper dropper rig will still be a go to set up for this time of the year. Try colors in tan, yellow, pink: sizes 8-12. BWO’s should start showing as we progress into September as well as late evening skittering Crane Flies. TIPS: Work a hopper dropper rig into structure and boulders. Be ready in the evening looking for crane flies skittering as these SF bows are known to explode on them!     Boise In-Town: Flows are holding at 877cfs, and should drop in the next few weeks. Nymphing has been most productive through town with rigs of hares ears, pheasant tails, zebra midges. Those patterns will produce in sizes 14-20. Streamers in the early morning and evening have produced

Boise River Fly Fishing Report – Aug 25 2017-09-04T23:48:41+00:00

South Fork Snake River Fly Fishing Report, Winter Fishing in Eastern Idaho for February 1, 2017

South Fork of the Snake River Fly Fishing Report: The South Fork of the Snake River has been fishing quite well.  Those of you looking for a great day, head up to the Swan Valley area.  There will be some dry fly action on sunny days and when temperatures start to get around 32 degrees and above.  When packing your fly box, make sure and take midges, rubber legs, small zebras, & dark streamers in black & dark olive.  You can also use a San Juan worm or an egg pattern, but only when you’re super desperate or approaching an “oh-fer” or close to getting skunked. Reserve your Snake River Guided Fly Fishing Trip Today.

South Fork Snake River Fly Fishing Report, Winter Fishing in Eastern Idaho for February 1, 2017 2017-02-21T23:16:10+00:00

Henry’s Fork Fly Fishing Report – Winter Fishing Report for February 1, 2017

Henrys Fork Fly Fishing Report:   The Henry’s Fork is pretty tough to fish as of lately.  The ice shelf is pretty extensive covering about 15 feet into the river.  On the lower section of the Henrys Fork, the ice shelf covers roughly 1/3 of the river.  Be EXTREMELY CAREFUL as the ice is slushy and slick!  It’s not entirely a lost cause, so don’t fret.  The best place to get a little fishing in is up near Warm River around Stone’s Bridge (the boat ramp in Warm River off Fishermans Drive).  We’re looking forward to the slightly warmer temperatures February may bring.  So look for sunny days and temperatures rising above 32 degrees. Stop by our Ashton Fly Shop & Liquor Store to stock up on flies. Flies to use:  Rubber Legs, Prince nymphs, pheasant tail, zebra midges, & streamers (black, dark olive)  

Henry’s Fork Fly Fishing Report – Winter Fishing Report for February 1, 2017 2017-02-21T23:34:56+00:00

Boise River Fly Fishing Report – February 1, 2017

Anderson Ranch Tailwater Fishing Report: Nymphing small bead head Baetis and zebra variations will be your best bet. Sizes 18-22 for zebra midges in black and red can be productive. Try dropping a zebra off of a brown girdle bug. No need to get an early start. Nymphing a small mayfly nymph with a zebra midge dropper has been most productive. Keep and eye out for heads throughout the day, have a good supply of BWO emergers and midges as these bows can be very finicky during the winter. Boise River In-Town Fishing Report: In these cold winter months in town, be ready to nymph fish. It can be very difficult to find any risers. You may also hook into a planter steelhead fishing sub-surface. Try a large stone fly, prince nymph, or an egg-sucking-leech to a smaller trout fly (zebra midge, pheasant tail, hare’s ear) and bounce the bottom. Nymphing hares ears, copper johns, and zebra midges have been the ticket in those faster riffles. Again, if you’re not finding fish in the fast stuff, don’t overlook the slow tail-out section of a nice run

Boise River Fly Fishing Report – February 1, 2017 2017-02-21T23:43:42+00:00