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

Eastern Idaho Fly Fishing Report – Jan / Feb 2018

As winter rolls along, we have experienced much higher water on the three major rivers fished here in Eastern Idaho. The South Fork of the Snake is the most prominent example as the winter flows from Palisades Reservoir (still hovering around 90% full) are higher than in many recent years for this time of year. Unfortunately, many of us look forward to fishing the South Fork in winter as the flows are usually around 1,000 CFS. Last week they bumped the levels to nearly 3,500 CFS, and it is impossible to walk and wade the usual haunts. The boat put-ins are pretty much closed, so the South Fork has been a non-issue this 2018 winter. The Teton River, our local jewel here in Teton Valley, has been pretty much frozen for a few weeks. The determined angler can find open pocket water here and there, but it is few and far between. This is not remarkable for mid-winter, and most know it is not a viable location for this time of year unless you are shooting at ducks. The good news this winter has been the Henry’s Fork, and many anglers are taking advantage of near-regular flows for mid to

Eastern Idaho Fly Fishing Report – Jan / Feb 2018 2018-01-26T23:51:33+00:00

Henry’s Fork Fishing Report – January 2018

Lower Section (Ashton downstream):  Nymph fish in the early or late part of the day. Look for rising fish on midges in afternoon during the warmest part of the day. Cold nights and mornings have some sections of the river with slush and ice jams floating around. Streamer fishing, Nymphing with possible midge adult dry fly action in mid-afternoon. Upper Section (Ashton Upstream): Nymphing with either stone nymphs or zebra midges with glo-bug egg patterns. Look for rising fish in mid-afternoon on adult midges or clusters. Streamer fishing all day is an option as well. Slower stripping! Cold nights and mornings have slush and ice jams floating around on certain sections of the river. Weather Outlook:  Snowy with Colder temps. Upper 20’s for highs and teens & single digits for the lows.  Dress warmly with lots of layers. Stop by our Ashton Fly Shop to stock up on flies or give us a call at (208) 652-3008 for more fishing info.   Henry's Fork near Island Park, ID Henry's Fork near Ashton, ID The post Henry’s Fork Fishing Report – January 2018 appeared first on TRR Outfitters.

Henry’s Fork Fishing Report – January 2018 2018-01-19T23:48:06+00:00

Boise River Fly Fishing Report – January

The South Fork of the Boise is at its normal winter flows of 302 CFS. We are seeing some good baetis hatches along with a few midges in the mid-afternoon and evenings depending on the day. Nymphing has been the most productive technique, try using a stonefly pattern like a rubber leg or leech with a small pheasant tail, zebra midge, or copper john as a dropper. Streamer fishing has picked up in the deeper holes with natural colored sculpin patterns and baitfish patterns. Remember it’s barbless single hook only on this stretch of river. TIPS:  Look for those overcast, rainy days for the best late fall Baetis hatches. Stop by or call our Boise Fly Shop for up to date information on where to fish and what to use. (208) 939-6065   Boise River - In Town @ Glenwood Bridge South Fork of the Boise @ Anderson Ranch Dam The post Boise River Fly Fishing Report – January appeared first on TRR Outfitters.

Boise River Fly Fishing Report – January 2018-01-18T23:48:30+00:00

Owyhee River Fishing Report – January

With flows at around 38cfs, you’ll be doing a lot of stalking for mid-afternoon risers keying in on small Baetis and Midges. This time of the year we try and give the river a break since the Browns are in post spawn and some can still be seen guarding redds. Even though the spawn is mostly done, by walking through the riffles, and trampling through redds can still damage the eggs. That being said, it can still be a great winter fishery on the right day. If you’re not seeing any top activity, try running shallow rigs of zebra midges, hares ears, and Baetis emerger nymphs, all in sizes 16-22. Fish long leaders of 5x or 6x in the 10-12 foot range for best results when targeting those risers. Also, I like to fish small foam indicators with shallow light rigs to effectively fish this small water. Watch out for Redds as a lot of the shallow gravel zones will have them. Please do not target fish on redds. Good Luck! **There are only a few months until spring fishing on the ‘O’, hope this two-fer get you excited!  It does me! Owyhee River below the Dam Owyhee River near

Owyhee River Fishing Report – January 2018-01-18T23:48:33+00:00

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

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 2017-11-08T23:48:14+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

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 2017-11-08T23:48:17+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

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 The post Teton River Fishing Report – Sept 4 appeared first on TRR Outfitters.

Teton River Fishing Report – Sept 4 2017-11-08T23:48:23+00:00