It all about the steelhead right now in the Boise river in town the steelhead are all up and down the river. If you look in the rifles that the trout are in, you had a pretty good chance of catching a steelhead or two. If you do plan on going out to the river to target the steelhead i would put a simple stone fly nymph with a bright egg colored bead head, and below that i would use a egg pattern. The trout and white fish fishing right now in the river has been really good i was out there spey fishing a caught a steelhead and six bows all in one spot. so if you do happen to get out there look for BWOs in the afternoon, but beside that there is not alot top water action this time of year. also look for midge catches in the mornings and right before dark.
Monday, October 12, 2009
As of right now the south fork of the Boise river is the place to go and fish. The fish are easy to find and they are feeding alto, the hatches are good there are tons of bugs coming off right now as well. the bugs to look for would have to be BWOs and really surprisingly their are still a few PMDs coming off on the warmer days. if their is nothing going on with the whole dry fly thing. you can always through on a nymph rig and see what you can pull out. I would use a two fly set up with a October caddis nymph on top and a pheasant tail on the bottom. now the fish are easy to find doesn't mean they will be easy to catch.
This last week of fishing has just been the greatest, this time of the year is great for fishing streamers between me and my brother we caught 18 nice healthy fish one fish broke the 23 inch mark it was a toad. If you find a nice peace of water that looks like it would hold fish strip a black or olive bugger or even a bunny leech. Also in the afternoon in the heat of the day you can find fish on midges or even some BWO every once in awhile. all in all just go have a good time even though its cold you can still get fish.