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

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Sun Valley Area Fishing Report - November 24, 2014

Excellent winter fishing weather is upon us. Low pressure, some cloud cover, and days above the freezing mark means happy fish and happy anglers. We are still a bit early for the major midge hatches of winter but excellent Nymphing and Streamer days are here.

Anglers that want to fish the Nature Conservancy portion of Silver Creek have until the end of the week/month to get their licks in. Streamer fishing should be very good as the Brown Trout population has come off the spawn with a need to fatten up quickly before the long months of winter set in. If you can’t make it this week don’t fret, as Silver Creek downstream of Hwy 20 remains open to catch and release fishing through the end of February.

If you decide to fish the Creek with Streamers, use non-weighted flies and fish them just under the surface. Watch for the wake and the boil of water on the surface when the fish takes the Streamer. It is a very visual and very fun way to catch fish on the Creek throughout the winter.

Anglers looking at our freestone streams like the Big Wood, Little Wood and Upper Lost should be fishing standard nymphs in large sizes. Prince Nymph, Hares Ears and Girdle Bugs are great choices. Fishing them in tandem is also a great idea. Use a size 10 as a lead fly and then trail a size 18 or smaller midge pattern behind the lead fly. About a foot and half is all that you need for the trailer. Make sure your indicator is able to float both flies and then cover some water!

With the ski season starting this week, expect very few anglers out on our local rivers. If you decide to fish the Lost River and are driving through Arco, don’t forget to stop and see us at Picabo Angler. We’ll put the right flies in your hand, and if you need a Latte, Breakfast or a box lunch we can help with that also. Anglers fishing the Creek can stop in for a hot lunch here at the shop and don’t forget roast chicken Fridays!

Chukar and Duck hunting has been excellent near Picabo this season. The waterfowl population is way up and the early snow has moved the Chukar down the ridge lines. These conditions are great for hunters and yet another reason to come see us in Picabo!

Happy Fishing and Hunting Everyone!

Wing Shooting Update/Special for October

Hello Friends,

We hope you are enjoying a spectacular fall!

Here at Picabo Angler we are watching the leaves turn brilliant colors along with the spawning Brown Trout. We are also well into our Pheasant and Chukar seasons and have had one great hunt after another. The weather has been perfect and our reviews continue to be glowing. If you want to enjoy this incredible opportunity with us, now is the time!

For the rest of October we will be running a special upland hunting offer. Join us the rest of this month and you will get 2 free Chukar in the field for every 6 Pheasants you hunt and we will get your day started off right with a free Latte! Lunch is already included in your day’s hunt, so grab your shotgun, some blaze orange and come on down to Picabo for an excellent day afield. To book your day, please call John or Nick at 208.788.3536.

Waterfowl hunters, we are currently taking bookings for both water and field hunts over decoys. Once the northern birds arrive (and they are beginning to trickle in already) we can expect quite a bit of action over these migratory birds. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hunt waterfowl without heading all the way to the Snake River.

We can put you or yours in field blinds, and prepare you to see and target close working Ducks and Geese. The excitement level in these moments will burn into your memory forever. So don’t miss this exciting hunting adventure!

Currently we are hunting ducks in small ponds – A perfect hunt for youth, young retrievers, and anyone who wants a relaxed hunt in comfort.

For pricing and more details please see our pricing guide on this website. Click the wing shooting tab and then scroll to waterfowl and click! Our guides are incredibly excited to take you into the field!

Kind Regards,

John Huber