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

Boise River Fly Fishing Report – May 4, 20187

Boise River – In Town Fishing Report Flows remain a little high, but they are dropping. If you do decide to fish, use caution where you get in and out, but it’s fishable. Streamers can work well when the water drops this time of year.   So try throwing Coffee’s sparkle minnow, Sculpzilla, Shiela’s sculpin, or your favorite sculpin pattern in natural colors. Best time of day is in the evenings. Mid-day will be good too if you’re nymphing. Try a jig-head pheasant-tail, zebra midge, prince nymphs, or copper johns. The river is still pretty high, and the water is cold, so use extreme caution and be careful! The South Fork of the Boise is closed until Memorial Day weekend.   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 Fish & Game Regulations Boise River – (lower) from the mouth upstream to Lucky Peak Dam Section: From the downstream side of the East Parkcenter Bridge to the upstream side of the West Parkcenter Bridge Trout limit is 2, none under 14 inches All other sections of the lower Boise River – Southwest Region general

Boise River Fly Fishing Report – May 4, 201872018-05-04T18:01:08+00:00

Owyhee River Fishing Report – May 4 2018

Flows are stable at 180 CFS. We think it will stay at this flow or even drop a little due to the non-existent snowpack in the Owyhees. Whatever storage they have they need to save for irrigation this summer. The steady flows mean that PMD’s are just around the corner. We’ve seen a few adults, but we’ve seen mostly caddis and also midges popping in the late afternoon to mid-evening. Blue-winged olives are still around but with the warmer temperatures will slowly fade away. If you do not see anything on top, try a dry-dropper setup with a caddis, parachute Adams, skwala, beetle, or any stimulator pattern on top. Subsurface you’ll focus on variations of zebra midges; black, red, etc., small pheasant tails #18-20, soft hackles, or little baetis nymphs #18 & 20. Streamers can be productive too; white, olive, white/black. Have fun and stop by TRR Outfitters in Eagle to stock up on some flies and to purchase your Owyhee fishing license. Owyhee Reservoir Levels Owyhee River below the Dam Owyhee River near Rome, OR The post Owyhee River Fishing Report – May 4 2018 appeared first on TRR Outfitters.

Owyhee River Fishing Report – May 4 20182018-05-04T18:01:13+00:00

Henrys Fork, SF Snake, & Teton Fly Fishing Report – May 3, 2018

Finally!  We are progressing into spring and as most of you, I am chomping at the bit to get out there more often.  In most areas in the West, we are definitely in the middle of runoff and many rivers, both large and small, are high and off color. That being said, the name of the game right now is the Henrys Fork of the Snake River.  Although the water has been increasing both out of Island Park Reservoir and Ashton Dam, the fishing has been fair to good.  Recent reports show large caddis flies and blue wings popping around 1 pm to 2 pm.  The good news regarding is that it usually turns on early in May, and the Henrys Fork Salmon fly hatch is right around the corner. The Teton River has experienced an early runoff as well and is flowing high and off-color.  The good news is that if the warm weather continues, we will conclude the spring runoff earlier this year than in many previous years.  There are people floating and wading the Teton and the ticket has been large flashy streamers and large flashy nymphs like bright pheasant-tails and pink and red worms. The South

Henrys Fork, SF Snake, & Teton Fly Fishing Report – May 3, 20182018-05-03T23:47:59+00:00

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 20182018-01-26T23:51:33+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 20182018-01-19T23:48:06+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 – January2018-01-18T23:48:30+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 – January2018-01-18T23:48:33+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 202017-09-20T23:48:31+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 202017-11-08T23:48:14+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 202017-09-20T23:48:21+00:00