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For the week of June 11 - 17, 2003


Fishing Report


Although water conditions have improved slightly, not much has changed in terms of how streams are fishing. Unfortunately I don’t see any great changes anytime in the foreseeable future. Let’s have a look at what’s happening now.


  • SILVER CREEK—Actually, the creek has seen some decent fishing on the Preserve and floating sections. Hatches have been a bit more consistent than normal making dry fly fishing a very doable situation.

    Hatches consist of both the Pale Morning Dun and Callibeatis with the latter coming more in the afternoon. PMD Parachutes #16-18, PMD Cripples #16-18 and Flashback Pheasant Tails work for the PMD’s and Thorax Speckled Dun’s #16, Callibeatis Cripples and Callibeatis nymphs will take fish when Callibeatis is on the water.
    The Brown Drakes have come and will probably be gone by the end of the week. Unfortunately the hatch has had mixed reviews—not because of lack of bugs but because of lack of fish in the Point of Rocks area. Those that stayed very late seemed to have had the better success.


  • BIG WOOD RIVER/WARM SPRINGS/TRAIL CREEK—It is more a greenish color than brown but it is still running at 2180 cfs which makes it very marginal to fish. Interestingly, it seems to be holding at this level for the last four or five days which could mean that it will probably be at least a couple of weeks before we can get on it. Its tributaries, Warm Springs and Trail Creek, are it the same condition with Trail Creek creating the most problems.


  • BIG LOST—Water level at 860 cfs making it nearly impossible to wade. Not looking for anything great anytime soon.


  • PENNY LAKE/LAKE CREEK— Both are fishing reasonably well but both could use a bit more fish to be great. Both flies and bait seem to work well with flies getting the biggest nod.


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