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

June 6th Sun Valley Fly Fishing Report

The Past 2 Weeks and the Next 2 Weeks

It has been nothing short of a whirlwind 2 weeks here on Silver Creek. The fly fishing from opening day thus far has been incredible. Right off the bat anglers were generally very happy with the results of the Kilpatrick Pond project. A considerable amount of fish were caught in the pond and things are looking great. Once the vegetation has grown in and up, we will be witness to a spectacular fishery that is as equally beautiful!

Picabo Angler was the place to be when anglers weren’t on the water. Chef Kellen Richard through down some great BBQ. The sun was shining, guides were casting rods with people, a few beers got drank and the overall feeling was one of celebration!

Then Monday night happened. John Huber and Nick Anderson waited by the river for the Brown Drake. The hour of 10:30 p.m. came and went, and then at 10:35 p.m. the river erupted in a huge Brown Drake emergence. This was the second earliest most anglers had ever seen the Drake.

The early Drakes hit springtime wind and cold for the next week or so and the hatch came off slowly and moved very slowly up river. Friday after the opener was the first huge spinner fall, then again on Sunday. The hatch then moved into the Willows and Point of Rocks this last week, and truly exploded into full Brown Drake madness. The spinner falls continue as of the writing of this Friday, June 06. The Hwy 20 area should be exceptional at least through this weekend!

So what’s to come? We have already seen a volume of Trico on the water at night, so definitely expect to be fishing those massive spinner falls by the end of June. The Baetis has come on very strong this week and the PMD continues to come in waves. Expect the Callibaetis activity to pick up also. Beetles have been excellent lately as has the Mouse fishing at night!

A few things to keep in mind for the Creek, Hoppers should come early and we have some great baby Hopper patterns. There is also a 12 year Miller Moth hatch happening, so big imitations of Caddis at night may draw some big strikes! The Prairie Caddis hatch is also gaining steam so make sure the Goddard Caddis is in your fly box for any early morning or late evening fishing.

So far the fishing has been fantastic and we don’t see anything in the future that would prevent this from continuing! We’ll see you in Picabo!