Fishing Report 6.18.12 A week ago I would have said we’d have more fishable conditions on the Big Wood, but with a few warm days we continue to see a fair bit of run-off and what I’d call marginal fishing water. While the water clarity north of town is decent, it’s still pretty high. Nymph fishing can be reasonably good … Read More
The first big event of the season, the brown drake hatch, has come and gone and I hope you had a chance to experience what was quite a spectacle of nature. If you missed this one, not to worry there’s plenty more to come just around the corner! With the brown drakes gone, the focus on Silver Creek turns back … Read More
Greetings fellow fly fishers, welcome to spring and the beginning of another season here in the Wood River Valley. At press time it feels a bit more like mid-July with the past week being unseasonably warm. Consequently we are seeing some of the highest water levels ever recorded for this period on most of our local streams and rivers. This … Read More
Join us at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a grown-up tour of the Bug Zoo! Friday April 27th, 5:30 pm Featuring a bug booth especially for fly fishers, sponsored by Sturtevants! • Music by Good Ju Ju • Tour of Bug Zoo • Bug-themed cocktails Tickets: $25, includes appetizers and drinks Call 208-726-9358 or email for tickets
It’s hard to believe we’re already into the last week of July and it feels like the fishing season has just gotten started, and for a lot of our favorite spots this is true. It was a long wait, but its prime-time now. The Big Wood has been providing some outstanding fishing. With cool nights and the water still pretty … Read More
Sun Valley, Idaho, summer rush Larry Habegger, Special to The Chronicle Sunday, July 3, 2011 (full article: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/03/TRVH1K1S8K.DTL) “This has got to be the craziest sport I’ve ever done,” my friend George said to me as we rested on our mountain bikes gazing down a precipitous slope toward pine forest and distant spiky mountains. “Here we are in one … Read More
2011 voting ends soon! Valley’s Best? I sincerely hope that all local enterprises are seeking to do their best day in and day out – and a little friendly competition serves to raise everyone’s game. That said, I very humbly thank everyone who helped Sturtevants win BEST SKI SHOP, and Sturtos BEST BIKE SHOP and – perhaps most meaningfully – … Read More
Sturtevants Mountain Outfitters has a limited number of steelhead trips available, call 208-726-4501 to book now! You don’t want to miss this! This is also the very last week to take advantage of our Carve and Cast trips – Bald Mountain will close next weekend. Carve and Cast is truly a unique experience that you have to try for yourself!