Sun Valley Fishing Report - July 6, 2016
Slightly cooler temperatures are happening in the Valley this week. The reprieve from the heat will help the rivers, the fish and the angler!
Cooler water temperatures on Silver Creek are a blessing as the river, which is subject to high temperatures with high heat, gets a cool down. This should bring the Baetis hatches to the forefront. It will also bring the PMD back for a quick encore of large hatch activity. Expect the Trico and some of the other early morning bugs to become mid-morning bugs. Anglers that were getting on the water at 7:00 a.m. can probably wait until 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. this week.
The Big Wood has dropped into shape and is fishing best in the mid-valley. Green Drakes are the main hatch, but small Crane Flies and a variety of smaller Mayflies can be found in the morning hours. Little Stoneflies like Golden Stones and Yellow and Olive bodied Stones can also be found in fishable numbers. If you want to nymph try things like Copper Johns and Prince Nymphs. The Epoxy Back Green Drake Nymph is still catching fish as well. This should be an exceptional week on the Wood without the high heat.
The Upper Lost River should really come into shape this week. High flows have prevented epic fishing from happening, but that will change this week as the CFS drops to more wadable levels. More and more river should be opening up. Green Drakes, Stoneflies, and a large variety of sized 14 and 16 Mayflies are present. A selection of Parachute Adams in a variety of sizes should bring a lot of fish up. Stimulators and Flying Ants are also a must have in your fly box.
The South Fork of the Boise is producing Salmon Flies and this action should continue at least to the weekend if not longer. Fishing giant foam flies is a rare treat and special event anywhere, and throw in the beautiful landscape on the South Fork and it may be a good week to think about missing a day of work!
Overall this is going to be an awesome week on the water. There is a lot of variety and something for every skill set happening right now. The rivers should see more anglers as summer progresses, so let’s keep up the communication with our fellow anglers and help everyone have a great time out there!
Happy Fishing Everyone!