Fishing Report

picabo angler
Hwy 20 in Picabo (208)788.3536

This is it! The waiting is almost over! On Friday, May 26 at 5 p.m., Picabo Angler will kick off Opening Day Weekend with our annual Opening Day Eve Party. Rain or shine (outdoors or Indoors), we will be enjoying Hank Patterson’s humor, music by Barton & Bollar, refreshments from Sawtooth Brewery, dinner by the Picabo Angler Grill, raffles, and all the fly-fishing vendors coming to show the latest and greatest products. Please join us for what has become a very special event. Everyone is welcome!

If you plan to fish on Saturday, May 27, Opening Day, be prepared to fish on Silver Creek, as it will be the only game in town for several weeks. We have had eyes on the Creek the past few weeks, so get ready, as the hatches have been pretty darned good.

The opening weekend Silver Creek menu will feature Baetis (BWO), PMDs, and Callibaetis. Have emergers, duns, and spinners in sizes 16–20. We have TONS of new and effective fly patterns in the shop designed for Silver Creek.

Ants and Beetle patterns are a must-have for the first weeks on Silver Creek. These patterns, especially large Beetles, will often bring fish to the surface that aren’t actively rising. One of the fun parts of opening week on the Creek is trying all sorts of “unusual” patterns and colors.

Brown drakes are probably a few weeks away. With that said, no one ever truly knows when this hatch will appear and history says have some of these patterns in your fly box from the moment the clock strikes 12 a.m. on opening day.

There should be plenty of anglers on the Creek during the opener. Let’s be sure we celebrate the season together and treat one another like we want to be treated on the river. Keep in mind that this one weekend may be a bit busier than others, so let’s show that extra grace that we all know makes Silver Creek such a special place.

We look forward to seeing all of you on Friday, May 26 at 5 p.m.

Please call us at (208) 788-3536 or email us at for more information.

Happy fishing, everyone!