Boise River In-Town:

Flows in town are still high and fast, wade cautiously. Streamers and nymphing are the go to. Attractor style nymphs size 16 – 20, like fire starters and hares ears. Midge nymphs are a safe bet as well in black and red like zebra midges. Big articulated streamers have been finding fish in olive, black, and white. Woolley Buggers and Dungeons have been working well.

South Fork of the Boise:

Flows are currently 1,230 cfs. Still high, but floatable. Salmonflies are phasing out. Goldenstones have been spotted. A hopper dropper rig should produce. For droppers using a fire starter or duracell nymph will work or even using rubber legs for heavier nymph rigs will work too.

Owyhee River:

Fishing is really on! Prospecting the usual midge nymphs size 18-22. Hopper dropper is finding fish in riffles. Pmds and caddis really coming alive in the afternoon. Zebra Midges, Split Case, San Juan Worm for nymphs. PMD RS2, Stacked Hackle, Sparkle Dun, X Caddis for dries.

Have fun and stop by TRR Outfitters in Eagle or call (208) 939-6065 to stock up on some flies, purchase your Owyhee fishing license, or book a guided fishing trip.

USGS Water-data graph for site 13183000Owyhee River below the Dam

USGS Water-data graph for site 13181000Owyhee River near Rome, OR