Idaho's Fly Fishing Experts Sharing Their Secrets

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Restricting Access to Silver Creek for Fishing

Silver Creek is currently experiencing record low flows, high water temperatures and low dissolved oxygen levels. In an effort to reduce stress on the fishery at the preserve, The Nature Conservancy is temporarily restricting access to Silver Creek for fishing. For more information:

water is to warm for dries now

The water temp is like 70 degrees now and the fish are down deep so the only thing working now is throwing streamers on the banks and nymphing most of the time use a rubber legs stonefly and drop of some sort of a beaded nymph like a prince in about a size 12 or 14 that should work well.

The Fork Below the Ashton Dam

It seems the really hot fishing below the Ashton dam is off a week or two. I fished using a caddis and had a couple fish strike and landed a small brown, but my hope was getting into consistent rising, which was not happening. Looking forward to the big mayfly hatches that usually start up in mid June. Even if the fishing is slow there is nothing better than being on the river. Good luck!

Box Canyon is on and off

The salmon flies are just finishing up in the box so use a salmon fly  as an indicator and drop off either a stonefly nymph or a small copper john or other small bead head.

below the dam

This section is fishing good people are getting nice fish on this section use a golden stone with a copper john dropper or some other small bead head. If the weather is cloudy try streamers on the bank.