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With the lower big lost flowing around 300cfs, it is a little easier wading but you still need to be cautious. fishing with a size 20 trico, pmd, or beatis is a great choice for rising fish. Midday fishing on the Big Wood River seems to be good right now with spruce moth hatches occurring north of Ketchum. Size 10 … Read More
With trico hatches occurring in the mornings, timing is everything on the Creek. Damsel flies, beetles, and hoppers are your midday patterns to try. With the big wood running clear andwater flows dropping close to 200cfs, it’s time to shrink those dry flies down. A size 16 or 18 parachute adams or purple para wulff with a bead head dropper has … Read More
The Big Wood river may be running a little off color from some afternoon rain showers but there is still fishing to be had. all though the green drakes are mostly gone, try throwing a size 14 purple para wolff or a parachute adams. If you’re not having success with drys, tie on a prince nymph dropper. silver creek water levels … Read More
The Big Wood is now in its prime and green drakes are still being found through out the valley. Parachute adams, purple PMX with copper john or skwala stone dropper are also great choices. Warm springs has found many fish rising for a purple parawolf and small hopper patterns. Trail creek is running at 20 cfs which is great for that young … Read More
Hello Anglers– It is game on out there. Green Drakes have made there debut on the Big Wood in the South Valley and the fishing is great. They will move up river approximately mile or so a day. Hit the hatch between mid morning and early afternoon. Little Yellow Sallies, Pink Alberts, and golden stones have provided some great results … Read More
Water flows have dropped nicely over the last week and will continue to do so. Generally speaking the further you go upstream waters will be lower and clearer, making wading easier. Crossing the Big Wood throughout the Hailey area is still out but accessing slower waters near the banks, and eddies is much easier.With the off colored water, stone flies … Read More
Every year like clockwork the Brown Drakes come and go on Silver Creek. PMDs, beetles, and damsel nymphs are the name of the game now. With the big wood running at 1000 CFS thru Hailey it makes fishing very difficult. We really like to see the Big Wood drop below 800 CFS for more manageable fishing. If we steer clear of heavy … Read More