Duck Valley Indian Reservation, ID

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
8:30 to 4:00
Best Fishing Time
9:00 to 12:00
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Slightly Stained - 3' to 5' visibility
Water Level
Brett Swanson

Fish Caught

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
3 12" #16 Black Chironamid
3 13" #12 Golden-Olive Mohair Leech
6 12½"
Total: 6 fish Top Patterns: Mohair Leech (3) Chironamid (3)


Mostly Sunny X
Mostly Cloudy X X
Rain - Light X
Medium - 10 to 15 knots X X X
Air Temp High/Low
61.0°F / 38.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Moon Phase
37% Full (Waning crescent)

Other Patterns Tried

No other pattern information for this outing.


No hatch information for this outing.

Insect Seining

  • 16 Black Chironamid Ephemeroptera

Fishing Partners

Jared Hilliard
Steve Swanson


No waypoints were saved with this outing.


FIshing was slower than expected this time of year. FIsh were at varying depths and were not keyed into chironamids like they have been in years past. Tried an Olive mohair leech and that produced fairly well. Leads me to beleive if you can get the fly in front of their faces they will hit it no matter what the pattern. Water was a bit murky.

Weather has been colder than usual which could lend itself to the sub-par fishing. I would expect the fishing to pick up in the weeks to come. Reports say Sheep Creek and Lake BIlly Shaw are producing better.

On a non-fishing related note, Dad locked his keys in his brand new GMC pickup truck. After careful deliberation, we decided to try and break the window with a rock. Between me, Jared, and dad we were unable to shatter the glass. Luckily the Indian chief showed up (his name was Mel Blossum?) and called the local Sho-Pai fire recking crew to come and break in. Apparently they had had as much as I had to drink that day and were unable to get in. So dad had to drive with Mel Blossum to his houseand call AAA. 3 hours later they arrive and are in the car in 2 minutes. If that wasnt enough, my dad lost his wallet only to be found by the hero of the day, Mel Blossum who drove all the way back to Boise to return it. I think he will be getting a Christmas card this winter.