Osprey Holding On To A Rainbow. Silver Creek, Idaho
Nikon D200 & Nikon 80-200 afs 2.8 lens
Thinking of hitting the river near Sun Valley? As it is we have an extremely low snow pack and relatively warm daytime highs making for really good winter fishing conditions. The Big Wood is seeing some surface midge activity and good nymphing using stone flies and midge pupa patterns. It's good stuff right now with virtually nobody on the river. There is essentially no snow on the valley floor and there is nothing substantial forecast through at least the 26th of December. Keep in mind Silver Creek below the HGWY 20 bridge stays open through February and can offer pretty good streamer fishing this time of year. Avoid days down there when we have an inversion. The easiest method I have found is to check the Sun Valley skiing report and look at the temps on the bottom and on the summit. If it's warmer on top the temps on Silver Creek located down valley could be extremley cold. Also, if you are up for the drive, the Lower Big Lost River can fish really well. The current flow on the Lower Lost is 132 cfs making for easy wading and spring creek like conditions.