Mousing on Silver Creek

October 5, 2013

Fly Fishing Idaho, Silver Creek

Fly Fishing Idaho

I’ve never fly fished Silver Creek in Idaho, but I’ve always wanted to.  I’ve heard about the tremendous dry fly fishing that Silver Creek offers in Central Idaho, but I had never heard about the Rodent Fishing until recently, and holy night it looks awesome!

Talk about Carnivorous Browns!

Another Big Brown

 From Idaho Nature’s Notes Posted by TNC-Idaho

“There have been some monstrous trout caught at Silver Creek Preserve this summer. Our Central Idaho conservation manager, Mark Davidson, shows a picture of one he recently caught–a 28.5 inch fish that he estimates could weigh 10 pounds.

It’s not exactly a secret what prey these large, predatory fish are gobbling…

We’ve mentioned the vole population explosion several times already on this blog. It’s really become a feeding frenzy at Silver Creek, and not just for the trout gobbling up rodents that fall into the water. There are huge numbers of raptors at the preserve. It’s not unusual to see eight or more redtails overhead, with many more feeding or resting on fence posts and dead trees.

Voles populations are cyclical, and this year’s wet spring seems to have created ideal conditions. Visit the preserve soon to see all the predatory birds. And if you fish, you may want to pack along a few mouse patterns!”

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