May 2016 Fishing Report

Boise River

Now that the flows have dropped on the Boise River the fishing has picked up and anglers are catching rainbows nymphing tailouts and quick water. The North branch of the Boise River on Eagle Island is a little over 400 cfs and some anglers are doing well there. Bead head nymphs size 16 seems to be the consensus.

South Fork of the Boise River

The South Fork of the Boise River is at 1600 cfs and difficult at best to wade fish, however if you have a drift boat or raft you can pick up some large male rainbows that are still on the reds. The SF Payette,

Boise River

NF and MF Boise are still too high to fish and a little too dangerous to be wading. The Snake River at Swan Falls is still producing good bass and trout. The Big Wood River is still too high and muddy to fish effectively. Silver Creek is worth the effort to fish. The fishing is tough and the rewards can be limited but the payoff is when the creek is on and you are there. Silver Creek is BWO’s PMD’s and their emerger patterns.

Owyhee River

The Owyhee River is still fishing great. Midges in the early AM followed by BWO’s, until late morning/early afternoon. PMD’s will come off early AM and continue until about 3pm. On the lower sections look for Calabaetis and of course Caddis in the late afternoon evening. Emerger patterns are catching a lot of fish so stop by the shop and see our selection of emergers for the Owyhee River.