Boise River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Chad Allen
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: Look in the tailouts, foam lines, and slower moving water mid afternoon for fish sipping BWO's and midges. These rises can be very subtle. 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: 299

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:

BWO's, Midges

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

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: BOI

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 299cfs and will remain around 300 for the winter. Fishing as of late has been great in the afternoon when temps warm up. Nymphing as always will be most productive this time of the year with small sized baetis nymphs and zebra mides in sizes 18-22. Try a rubber leg to a zebra midge or baetis nymph for best results. In the afternoon you're seeing productive BWO hatches depending on where you're at on the river and daytime temps. Boise In-Town: Streamer fishing should move some of the bigger browns and bows but nymphing will be most productive with your standard nymphs. Pheasant Tails, Hares ears, Zebra midges.

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