Big Lost River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Big Lost River, ID
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Big Lost River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Great morning Trico activity! Get to the river early!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 11 / 2012
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Big Lost River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Ketchum On the Fly

Water flow: 349 CFS

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 46 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon

Best stretch: Below Mackay Dam through the town of Mackay

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Trico Crane Flies Baetis

Fish species: Rainbow Trout

Fishing season: Open All Year

Nearest airport: Hailey / Sun Valley

Free Orvis Fish Sticker

Techniques & Tips

Fish the tops of the runs where you can see gravel before the deep spots. Look for trout to sit on the edge of the shelves. A great river to sight nymph on! Try general bead head imitations.

7-Day Forecast

Lower level has really made the fishing great. The wading is easier, but Crane flies fished wet and dry are producing very well and great Trico action inthe a.m. Red Quills are effective.

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