Library Fishing Report Big Wood River

Big Wood River

From: 03/08/2017
To: 03/08/2017
Type of Water: Freshwater
Species: Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Brook trout, Cutthroat, Grayling , Whitefish
"Two things are certain this year, there will be an extended high water season when the snow starts melting; the timing and the magnitude of the peak flows are unknown at this time, and the peaks could be big on some rivers."
– Idaho Water Supply Outlook Report March 1, 2017

On normal years, the Wood and surrounding freestones are ready to fish right around the first week of July when the flows drop below 400 CFS. This is not a normal year; the snow keeps coming! The snowpack in the Big Wood, Little Wood, and Big Lost Basins are between 175% to 200% of normal and there is more snow in the forecast for March. With this record breaking snowpack, we may not see wadeable levels on the Wood until the middle or end of July. In the meanwhile, the cooler temperatures are keeping the snow on View more...

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