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
The South Fork Boise river is running around 300 cfs. Keep an eye out for BWO's mid afternoon along with midges. Nymphing small pheasant tails, Rubberlegs, zebra midges, hares ears will be productive throughout the day. Boise In town- The river through town has dropped to 300 cfs and should start picking up as the water temps are dropping. Nymphing your favorite BH nymphs will produce throughout the system. Streamers in olive and black in the deeper holes should find you some larger trout.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Boise River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Tight Lines

Water flow: 304cfs, In town-250cfs

Visibility: 46 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 40 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, for in town fishing

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

BWOs Midges Caddis

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

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: BOI

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Double nymph rigs

7-Day Forecast

South Fork Boise: With the flows at 304 CFS, wading is going to be exceptionally better along with fishing!

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