Boise River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Boise River, ID
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Boise River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Anderson Ranch Tail Water: Chubby Chernobyl in peacock, or any salmon fly variation with a rubber legs dropper will produce fish. Expect to see good caddis hatches in the late evening as well. Boise River in town: Streamer fishing early in the morning or late evening will give you a chance at a big boise river brown or rainbow. Stop by or call our Boise Fly Shop for up to date information on where to fish and what to use. (208) 939-6065
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Boise River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Tight Lines

Water flow: 1610

Visibility: 46 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 42 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid Afternoon

Best stretch: Below Anderson Dam down to danskin bridge

Best access point: Barber Park to Eagle, use the greenbelt to access the water

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Salmon Flys, Caddis, Pinks, PMDs, Midges

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Whitefish, sucker fish

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: BOI

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Boise River Description

The Boise River consists of three separate forks that emerge from the Sawtooth Mountain Range. The confluence of the North and Middle forks join together near the town of Idaho City. The North fork is roughly 50 miles long. The Middle Fork is about a 52 mile stretch. Once joined together, the river continues its flow until it reaches Aarowrock Reservoir. The South Fork of the Boise River is a 101 mile stretch ...

Techniques & Tips

South Fork of the Boise: Flows are holding steady at 1610cfs and salmon flies are starting to work their way up the canyon to the dam. Pounding the banks with chubbys and stonefly patterns will work. If the dry fly fishing is slow, run jig head nymphs, rubber legs, or caddis nymphs 2-3ft below the dry and hit the banks. Mormon Crickets have made a huge showing but are starting to disappear. Boise In-Town: Streamer fishing should move some of the bigger browns and bows in the early morning or evenings, but nymphing will be most productive.

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