O River is iced up at the moment. According to the Tattered Fly, South Fork of Boise River might be a good alaternative, so Maestro and I had a little Christmans Day outing to the section below the Anderson Ranch Dam. Snow had all melted in town but it was a different story in the mountain. Today was not bitter cold though, hovering around 40 deg F. We left home before 10 AM. I needed to get back home by ~5:30 PM for the Christmas Dinner.
It was cloudy all day today. Water temp. was ~42 deg F near the dam when we got there (~11:30 AM). No hatches or rising fish were ovserved. We both put a stone fly nymph with some kind of dropper and started nymphing. No luck at the first hole. Then, I got a hit on caddis larva dropper at the riffle where we went in on the way to down stream hole. It was an obvious take on the strike indicator. It was a nice 14 inches wild rainbow!
It's nice to have something warm for lunch! This cup noodle from Hong Kong kept me warm!
Finally, I hooked into a nice 19 inch rainbow hen! It was definitely one of the better day at South Fork!