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 9th Sun Valley Fishing Report

We’ve had an amazing few weeks on Silver Creek since opening day. Going right from the opening weekend into a long Brown Drake event sent anglers into the summer on the right note! This week we are seeing a few other fisheries beginning to open up and new hatches starting.

Silver Creek is now the quiet place to be after the Drake has come and gone and with other rivers becoming fishable. If you want to see Silver Creek in all its summer time glory and before the July anglers come for the Trico, the next 3 weeks are for you! Plan on Baetis, PMD and Callibaetis. Ants and Beetles are also working very well. It is also time to consider really working hard with a Mouse fly as the Browns on the lower river will make the switch from the Drake to other food sources.

The Big Wood is very slowly dropping and clearing. This should continue now that we’ve had some warm days. If it does be ready for the Green Drake and a plethora of Stoneflies! The Epoxy Back Green Drake Nymph fished under a huge Royal Stimulator is a deadly Big Wood combination as the water falls. Sofa Pillows, Turks Tarantula, and Colorado Green Drakes are a must have!

If you fish the Wood please be very careful and don’t take chances. Wading belts are a must and fish with a friend. If you see the Wood is starting to drop you can also bet that the Upper Big Lost is soon to follow. Just give it an extra week or two.

The South Fork of the Boise is fishing very well, but is due to be cranked up any day. One thing we know is the Cicada hatch is on, down on the South Fork, as well as the Caddis hatch. Once the river is cranked up we’ll know more about floating it and what new rapids are in place. There is still no overnight camping on the South Fork, so angler numbers are down slightly from years past. The important thing is that if the Cicada is blowing up on the South Fork, you can pretty much count on it blowing up on the Big Wood, the Upper Lost, the Lower Lost and the Little Wood. We have brought in a lot of outstanding Cicada patterns as we expected this to happen this summer! Stop on by and we’ll show you some great Cicada patterns.

Happy Fishing Everyone!