Spring Valley Reservoir, ID

Far end of lake

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Best Fishing Time
12:30 to 2:00 PM
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Slightly Stained - 3' to 5' visibility
Water Level
Derek Blandford

Fish Caught

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
14 12" #10 White Blandford Spider Streamer
11 12" #10 Black Yellow Butt Peacock Bugger
25 12"
Total: 25 fish Top Patterns: Blandford Spider Streamer (14) Yellow Butt Peacock Bugger (11)


Mostly Sunny X X
None X X
Light - 5 to 10 knots X X
Air Temp High/Low
40.0°F / 55.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Moon Phase
34% Full (Waxing crescent)

Other Patterns Tried

  • #14 Gray Marten Nymph


No hatch information for this outing.

Insect Seining

No seining information for this outing.

Fishing Partners

No fishing partners were saved with this outing.


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I got up and went to Walmart this morning to pick up a fishing license. I then headed out to Spring Valley Reservoir with my float tube and fly fishing gear. I wasn't sure if it had thawed yet, but I took my chances anyway.

When I got there, I jumped in my tube and headed toward the far end of the lake. As usual, I didn't get into very many fish until I got to the shallows on the far end of the lake. I used a tandem fly rig with my wet line and fished a black peacock wooly bugger with a Blandford Spider Streamer as a dropper.

This was a great combination and the catch statistics were pretty similar between flies as fish seemed to target both.

As expected this early in the spring, most of the fish were caught in about 3-5' of water. I caught them both casting and stripping in the shallow water as well as simply kicking with just a little bit of line out to keep my flies from sinking into the mud and muck of the bottom.

All in all, not a bad way to start the fishing season. Nothing spectacular, but I was glad to get out for a bit.



Hallelujah, you went fishing!!