Thousand Springs, ID

Ritter Island

Outing Information

Date
Start/End Time
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Best Fishing Time
-
Rating
Fair
Classification
Public
Water Temp
-
Water Clarity
Clear - 5'+ visibility
Water Level
-
User
Tony Broderick

Fish Caught

Brook Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
2 6" #20 Leggy Hare's Ear
2 6"

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 9" #12 Adams Parachute
1 9"
Total: 3 fish

Weather

SkiesMorningAfternoonEvening
Cloudy X
Precipitation
None X
Wind
Very Light - <5 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
44.0°F / 38.0°F
Wind Direction
-
Weather Front
-
Barometer
-
Moon Phase
65% Full (Waning gibbous)

Other Patterns Tried

No other pattern information for this outing.

Hatches

No hatch information for this outing.

Insect Seining

No seining information for this outing.

Fishing Partners

No fishing partners were saved with this outing.

Waypoints

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Notes

Always wanted to try here, heard it's a cure for winter fishing isolation.
Easy to find, weedy, easy wading, mod current. Fished East of the bridge to base of the Falls.
I'm sure the fishing is much better than I experienced only because I was handicapped by forgetting my glasses in the truck so I was limited to fishing with what I had tied on. They liked the smaller flies and, without my glasses, I couldn't see well enough to change out those small flies! After watching multiple surface hits on my float, I was able to tie on a #12 Para Adams (the only thing I could see) and got multiple strikes immediately. Missed ~4-5, landed one. Probably would have done better with a #16 or #18.
Beautiful place, awful smell from local diary ranches, tranquil. Perfect place to cure the winter doldrums.

Comments

William Westfall

Glad you got out! I’ve been stuck in my office. ~Bill W.~