Over the last few weeks, the weather has been heating up and sitting at a consistent ninety degrees. This means that the water is also starting to warm up. One thing that is proving to help the fish and our anglers are getting an early start to the day. In the morning, the water temps are noticeably lower due to cooling overnight. However, as the day reaches about 1:00 pm, the water begins to warm up which puts more stress on our fish. 

During these times, it is best to head to the alpine lakes around Stanley and in the Sawtooths. Additionally, if you do decide to fish in the creeks and Main Salmon later into the day, it is imperative that you keep the fish in the water as much as possible. Make sure to keep your eyes on water temps and respect when it is time to call it quits in the river for the day. 

What’s Fishing

Throughout the last couple of days, our anglers and guides have reported that Chubby Chernobyls have been working extremely well. Along with this, terrestrials have been popular when fishing for trout. This is especially true for using Hoppers and Beatles. 

If you want to get fancy with it, our guides also recommend using a nymph dropper. On the top of the list, you will find that a Copper John is fishing well, followed by a Perdigon. However, this choice ultimately comes down to the angler’s personal preference. 

Fly Shop

Recently, our shop has been seeing a lot of traffic! We just got a new shipment of sun hats in, so make sure to stop by and pick up some sun protection for when you are fishing. Along with this, we also received a couple of new dry flies for you to test the waters with. Make sure to swing by and check out all of the gadgets that we have waiting for you!