Idaho & Eastern Oregon 2017 Water Report

**Photos Updated on Feb 21, 2017 Snow, snow, and more snow. So far the winter of 2016/2017 has been nothing short of good news for our mountain snowpack’s throughout much of Idaho and the West. As we approach spring, we can be highly optimistic that this snowpack, in turn will provide a solid spring runoff and good water for all the rivers this coming summer. All of our Snake River Drainages are well above average for snowpack and water content so fingers crossed, it’s looking good! Do keep in mind that we still have another 2 months of snowfall accumulation to go, and in that time period a lot can change. But as of now, things are looking good. Lets break it down on some of the local snowpack drainages that feed the Boise River, Owyhee River, and our Eastern Idaho Rivers. The Owyhee River Drainage As of February 6th, The Owyhee River drainage is at 154% of normal snowpack for this time of the year. Of the many tail water rivers we enjoy, this river system needs as much snowpack as they can get to ensure us a great summer of fishing, and ample flows that will stay cool

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.

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)  

Owyhee Fly Fishing Report – February 1, 2017

Owyhee River Fly Fishing Report: The river has frozen over, and for the most part is unfishable. If you can find some open water, slow stripping small streamers and wooly buggers can be productive. Fill your fly box with small midge patterns, small baetis nymphs, small leech streamers, & wooly buggers.

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

Owyhee River Fishing Report for October 17, 2016

OWYHEE RIVER The flows have finally dropped to 30 cfs so nymphing will be a little more difficult. There has been decent midge hatches in the morning till mid-afternoon. Keep an eye out for BWOs on cooler overcast days. Tight lining emergers and small mayfly nymphs without weight can pick up a few fish as well. It’s that time of the year when the flows are low and the fish are pairing up getting ready to spawn, keep an eye out in riffles for redds and give those fish a break.  Look for morning and mid-afternoon midge and BWO hatches in the slicks.  Tossing some meaty streamers in deeper pools could pick up some hefty browns. Fill your fly box with small midge patterns, small baetis nymphs, small leech streamers, & wooly buggers.  Give Three Rivers Ranch in Eagle, Idaho a call (208) 939-6065 to book a Fly Fishing Day Trip on the Owyhee. Read these two articles: Don’t Pull Trout Off Redds & Watch Your Step while Trout are Spawning   The post Owyhee River Fishing Report for October 17, 2016 appeared first on TRR Outfitters.

Owyhee River Fishing Report for October 17, 2016

OWYHEE RIVER The flows have finally dropped to 30 cfs so nymphing will be a little more difficult. There has been decent midge hatches in the morning till mid-afternoon. Keep an eye out for BWOs on cooler overcast days. Tight lining emergers and small mayfly nymphs without weight can pick up a few fish as well. It’s that time of the year when the flows are low and the fish are pairing up getting ready to spawn, keep an eye out in riffles for redds and give those fish a break.  Look for morning and mid-afternoon midge and BWO hatches in the slicks.  Tossing some meaty streamers in deeper pools could pick up some hefty browns. Fill your fly box with small midge patterns, small baetis nymphs, small leech streamers, & wooly buggers.  Give Three Rivers Ranch in Eagle, Idaho a call (208) 939-6065 to book a Fly Fishing Day Trip on the Owyhee. Read these two articles: Don’t Pull Trout Off Redds & Watch Your Step while Trout are Spawning   The post Owyhee River Fishing Report for October 17, 2016 appeared first on TRR Outfitters.

Boise River Fishing Report (in town and South Fork) – October 17, 2016

BOISE RIVER Anderson Ranch Tailwater: Flows are now down below 300 cfs and the river is shaping up nicely. Seeing good midge hatches in the morning and BWOs have been picking up around 2 pm. Still getting some good caddis and october caddis later in the day till dark. Skating a large cranefly could pick up a healthy bow. Nymphing a small mayfly nymph with a zebra midge dropper has been most productive. Keep and eye out for heads throughout the day. Boise In-Town: Nymphing hares ears, copper johns and zebra midges have been the ticket in those faster riffles. Fish the coolest times of the day, early morning or late evening as the sun is setting. The shade on the water gives the angler a nice advantage. Overhanging branches and woody structure typically produce the most fish. Check the water temperature before fishing the lower stretch in town. Check out our Boise River Page & Stop by our Boise Fly Shop in Eagle, Idaho. Read these two articles: Don’t Pull Trout Off Redds & Watch Your Step while Trout are Spawning   The post Boise River Fishing Report (in town and South Fork) – October 17, 2016 appeared first on

Boise River Fishing Report (in town and South Fork) – October 17, 2016

BOISE RIVER Anderson Ranch Tailwater: Flows are now down below 300 cfs and the river is shaping up nicely. Seeing good midge hatches in the morning and BWOs have been picking up around 2 pm. Still getting some good caddis and october caddis later in the day till dark. Skating a large cranefly could pick up a healthy bow. Nymphing a small mayfly nymph with a zebra midge dropper has been most productive. Keep and eye out for heads throughout the day. Boise In-Town: Nymphing hares ears, copper johns and zebra midges have been the ticket in those faster riffles. Fish the coolest times of the day, early morning or late evening as the sun is setting. The shade on the water gives the angler a nice advantage. Overhanging branches and woody structure typically produce the most fish. Check the water temperature before fishing the lower stretch in town. Check out our Boise River Page & Stop by our Boise Fly Shop in Eagle, Idaho. Read these two articles: Don’t Pull Trout Off Redds & Watch Your Step while Trout are Spawning   The post Boise River Fishing Report (in town and South Fork) – October 17, 2016 appeared first on

South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report – October 17, 2016

SOUTH FORK SNAKE RIVER Flows on the South Fork of the Snake River dropped on October 13th, it’s currently holding at just around 3790 at Heise.  Dry fly fishing will be the usual late fall patterns; Blue Winged Olives & Mahogany Duns.  You’ll still have a lot of success going sub-surface using nymphs and streamers.  Be sure to stay off the redds! Check out our South Fork of the Snake River page. Read these two articles: Don’t Pull Trout Off Redds & Watch Your Step while Trout are Spawning   The post South Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report – October 17, 2016 appeared first on TRR Outfitters.