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

Sun Valley / Picabo Fishing Report - June 29th, 2016

This is going to be a fun few weeks around the Sun Valley / Picabo fishing area. It is also a good time to get your Big net out and start bringing it fishing. A lot of water is opening up to fishing and there are a lot of big fish out there that have yet to see a fly.

If you go to the Big Wood, expect to see a lot of Green Drakes. This heat of the day, warm weather insect is a fish catcher! Plan on being on the water between lunch and dinner for the best Green Drake action. The Colorado Green Drake is our favorite fly for this event. The film critic is also a good one. No matter what you fish during the Green Drake, bring your big net.

If you go to the Upper Lost, be sure to have Green Drakes, Stoneflies, Caddis and Streamers. The Streamer fishing on the Upper Lost is a matter of finding the dark green waters and fishing deep. If you are focused on dry fly fishing, they should be looking up by the weekend. If you go to fish Streamers this week, bring your big net.

Silver Creek is still fishing well with Baetis Spinners and PMD Spinners both early in the day and late. The Green Drake is being replaced by the Blue Damsel when the wind is down and the heat is up. Ants and Beetles are still some of the best producers for anglers stumped by the hatches. Perhaps the best fishing is still the Mousing at nighttime. If you come down for night fishing with a Mouse, bring your big net.

The South Fork of the Boise is still coming on, but very slowly. Caddis, Salmon Flies, Cicadas and a few Pink Alberts in the hot weather are all producers. The best fly remains a Salmon Fly nymph fished into the buckets and banks. If you decide to go to the South Fork of the Boise, it is best fished from a drift boat and be sure to bring your big net.

This year’s runoff is making things interesting and the results of it should be world class fishing for the next several weeks. There are a lot of little spots to fish, where no flies have been cast this year. Get out there and explore everything you can this week. If you head out onto the wild Idaho rivers the next few days, our best advice is bring your big net!

Happy Fishing Everyone,