Fishing Report – May 29, 2024

Fishing Report – May 29, 2024

Sun Valley Area Fishing Report – May 29, 2024:



Silver Creek continues to fish well throughout its length, with PMDs remaining the major hatch. Keep an eye out for small BWOs in the mornings and evenings, and Calibaetis during the afternoons. We’ve had an abundance of wind in the Picabo Valley for the past few weeks, and while it can be annoying at times, it certainly helps the terrestrial fishing. Large foam beetles (size 8 – 12) and small ants (size 16 – 20) are moving some nice fish on the Creek.


We have seen no brown drakes yet, but we expect to start seeing the big bugs after a period of sustained warmer weather. Please keep an eye on our social media for updates or give us a call at 208-788-3536 for more information.


Area freestone streams are running a bit high and off-color; warmer weather has the Big Wood River and the upper Big Lost River above Mackay Reservoir on the rise. Expect these fisheries to be in prime shape in the near future.   


The Big Lost River below the reservoir is at 460 CFS, and while high and swift, offers some fishable water for strong waders. Be careful wading at these flows.


Anglers are having success on the South Fork Boise River below Anderson Ranch Reservoir. The river is at a great floating flow of 1900 CFS. It’s still a bit early for Salmonflies, but big Rubber Leg Nymphs and other gaudy stonefly patterns will take plenty of fish. Be sure to have midges, caddis (all life stages), and PMDs before heading over to the South Fork.


Area reservoirs (Magic and Little Wood) are still great options right now. Be mindful of the wind when headed out on any of these waters in a float tube or boat, and bring Clouser Minnows, Perch patterns, and Black Leeches.


Happy Fishing Everyone!



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