Picabo Angler

Pee-Ka-Boo is a Native American word meaning "Shining Waters."

Picabo Angler is a destination: A full-service fly shop & outfitter located on the banks of world-renowned Silver Creek

Double R Is Fishing Well


Memorial Day weekend fishing was exceptional compared to most Opening Days.  It had been unseasonably hot for a week and the extended forecast calls for more of the same.  The heat brought the bugs out.  While the hatches have been sparse, which is generally the case early season, the trout have been rising to them and have been taken on both dun patterns and emergers.  The hatches are starting to become consistent and more dependable day to day, as has the afternoon wind.  Blue Winged Olive mayflies have hatched early morning, as early as 7:15 am in some stretches of the Ranch water.  Pale Morning Dun mayflies have been coming off by approximately 10:00 a.m.  I have received report of Callibaetis sightings and I’ve seen some caddis flying about, but as yet no White Miller caddis.  We have even seen Green Drakes floating next to PMDs starting around 11:00 a.m.  Your Stream Keeper landed 3 trout on a Green Drake Hatchmatcher dry fly on Sunday.  The Pond has also been fishing well, subsurface so far, but soon we will be able to fish The Pond on top.  From what I have heard from various Non-Members, the hatches and fishing on the Double R Ranch has been markedly better than on the Preserve or at Point of Rocks.  Picabo Angler staff has seined Silver Creek at the lower end of North Picabo Road and the wing pads of Brown Drake nymphs have already darkened, so the hatch for which Silver Creek is most famous may occur within the week, so you might want to check with the guide staff about reserving a beat below the Picabo Bridge.  Stop by my trailer for a beer or some ice cold water after your day’s fishing is done.  

Doug Andres

Stream Keeper