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: Chubby Chernobyls, Hoppers, and Golden Stones and pound the banks will give you the best results. Mid day has been producing some good Pmds and pink albert hatches. 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: 621

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:

Hoppers, Caddis, Pinks, PMDs, 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 have dropped down to just above 600cfs which means the summer float season is about done and its prime time to get out and do some wading. Fish are still keying in on hoppers so a hopper dropper set up in the riffles would be a good bet. Look for afternoon pink albert and caddis hatches as its been picking up towards 3:00pm to dark. Nymphing rubber legs, caddis pupa, and hares ears would be a good bet as well. 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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