Big Wood River

Ok..., it's June 1st and the Big Wood River is clear and very fishable. Yeah, it's a bit swift but far lower than the typical flow for this time of year. At the time of writing this, the flow on the Big Wood River is 636 cfs and the median flow is 1,550 cfs. Quite a difference between the current flow and the median. You can see in the the image below that the clarity is really good. I fished the Wood today with my two sons and Will, who is ten, caught his first unassisted fish and has decided he is really interested in fly fishing. We also turned over rocks near the bank and found many green drake nymphs.

Will Price and his first solo fish. Big Wood River, Idaho. It's pretty cool to watch someone catch their first fly caught fish!

Green Drake nymph. Big Wood River, Idaho.