Sun Valley Area Fishing Report - February 24, 2016
Warmer daytime temperatures are beginning to coincide with the approach of our single best month for catch rates on many of our area rivers. With March right around the corner there is no better time to get out and fish! Enjoy some pre-spring time sunshine and easy fishing while it lasts! March is also the last month many of our rivers are open before the spring closures for spawning fish.
Silver Creek is closed for its entire length at the end of February. That means you have until Monday to get on the Creek and fish Streamers. The last week of February is generally the best week for doing this, and with temps in the high 40s near Picabo you could not ask for a better scenario. If you are a mouse fishing fanatic the voles near Picabo are begging to emerge in big numbers with the warmer weather as well. We have guides available and private water for you to fish with them at no extra cost! Give us a call if you would like to get out there. Picabo Angler is also open for breakfast and lunch daily.
The Big Wood always rounds out the end of the season with explosive Midge hatches as well as the emergence of the Little Black Stonefly. The Little Stones are not much of a player on the surface, but they are an important food source for the fish and are found near the banks as they emerge. The best way to imitate the Stones is with a size 12 to 14 Prince Nymph. You can fish these under a strike indicator, but the best way is to find steep banks and swing the Prince Nymphs on a tight line presentation below you, allowing them to go all the way to the bank. Make sure you keep the line tight in your hand!
The Lost River remains open year around these days and warm days could mean great surface action. With that said, the fishing on the Lost has been hit and miss as of late. It’s a long drive to make for so-so fishing, but stay tuned to the report and we’ll let you know when the Lost is showing its true colors again. There are a few fish on Redds over there so if you go, please be mindful of where you step and avoid fishing to the vulnerable spawners.
Happy Fishing Everyone!