Sun Valley Area Fishing Report - April 4th, 2015
Do you miss Silver Creek? Do you miss seeing the fish rise and the ducks fly overhead? If you do, we have great news! Picabo Angler’s Silver Creek Webcam is now up and running! Watch in real time as the bugs hatch and the fish rise. This is also a great way to check wind and weather on the Creek. The camera may be accessed via www.picaboangler.com. Just logon to our website and click the tab at the top of the page labeled Webcam.
We are a little over a month away from the general trout opener in Idaho, but there are still a lot of great fishing opportunities for those anglers that can’t wait for the season to begin! The bulk of the fly fishing happening right now is on the Lower Big Lost River below Mackay Reservoir. There have been hatches of Baetis and some Midges in the afternoon, making for great dry fly opportunities. When the fish aren’t rising the Nymphing has been excellent. Use small Baetis Nymphs, anything Red in color, and your favorite general nymph patterns.
Expect very little change in the weather this week. The temps should hover around 60 degrees on the warm days, and with a little overcast and no wind the Baetis should hatch. The weekend is predicted to be a bit sunnier, so Nymphing may be the way to go as we head toward the weekend.
The Little Wood is fishing fair, with the big Salmon Flies due to come off in the desert stretch anytime now. With warm weather predicted this weekend, a large Stimulator fished in the same method as a Hopper may produce some nice fish and good strikes! Don’t expect to see massive hatches of Salmon Flies, but if you see one here and one there, chances are it is on! This hatch is not long lasting, and there are those that don’t even believe it exists, but be sure that it does! It is just a matter of going and trying until it works.
Other places to fish include all our local reservoirs. They can be very exciting places to fish in the spring. Plump rainbows are the norm in Magic Reservoir with a few nice Browns being caught occasionally. On the Little Wood Reservoir, expect small Rainbows, but plenty of them. Fish your favorite Streamers a few feet deep. Strip the line in slow, but set the hook hard when you feel the strike!
Happy Fishing Everyone!