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Mores Creek - Arrowrock - Idaho

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Water Flow Chart

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Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midges Morning-Afternoon #18-#22 Zebra Midge, Griffith's Gnat
Winter Stoneflies Midday #16-#20 Black Stonefly Nymph
February Midges Morning-Afternoon #18-#22 Zebra Midge, Griffith's Gnat
Winter Stoneflies Midday #16-#20 Black Stonefly Nymph
March Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Afternoon #16-#20 BWO Dry Fly, Pheasant Tail Nymph
Skwala Stoneflies Afternoon #10-#12 Skwala Dry Fly, Skwala Nymph
Midges Morning #18-#22 Zebra Midge
April March Brown Afternoon #12-#14 March Brown Dry Fly
BWO Afternoon #16-#20 BWO Dry Fly
Caddis Late Afternoon #14-#18 Elk Hair Caddis
May Sulphurs Afternoon-Evening #14-#18 Sulphur Dry Fly, Sulphur Nymph
Golden Stones Afternoon #8-#12 Golden Stone Nymph, Stimulator
Caddis Late Afternoon-Evening #14-#18 Elk Hair Caddis, Goddard Caddis
June Green Drakes Afternoon #10-#12 Green Drake Dry Fly
PMDs (Pale Morning Dun) Morning-Afternoon #14-#18 PMD Dry Fly, PMD Nymph
July Caddis Evening #14-#18 Elk Hair Caddis, Goddard Caddis
Terrestrials All Day #10-#16 Hoppers, Ants, Beetles
August Caddis Evening #14-#18 Elk Hair Caddis, Goddard Caddis
Terrestrials All Day #10-#16 Hoppers, Ants, Beetles
September BWO Afternoon #16-#20 BWO Dry Fly, Pheasant Tail Nymph
Terrestrials All Day #10-#16 Hoppers, Ants, Beetles
October BWO Afternoon #16-#20 BWO Dry Fly, Pheasant Tail Nymph
October Caddis Evening #8-#10 October Caddis Dry Fly
November BWO Afternoon #16-#20 BWO Dry Fly
Midges Morning-Afternoon #18-#22 Zebra Midge
December Midges Morning-Afternoon #18-#22 Zebra Midge
Winter Stoneflies Midday #16-#20 Black Stonefly Nymph

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

Avid fishing enthusiasts treasure the Mores Creek – Arrowrock area for its exceptional fly fishing spots. Here are the top spots:

  • Mores Creek Bridge: This region of Mores Creek falls near a bridge making it very accessible and highly populated with trout.
  • Arrowrock Dam: Below this dam, the plentiful deep pools and swift currents of the Boise River host an array of fish species.
  • Lucky Peak State Park: Perfect for shoreline or boat fishing, the park stretches along the Boise River above the Mores Creek Confluence.
  • Little Gulch: A lesser-known spot along Mores Creek, offering serene surroundings and an abundance of trout.
  • Donnette Landing: Located further downstream from Arrowrock Dam, this spot has been known for large trout catch.

Whether you get a thrill from wading into creeks, casting off from a boat, or fishing from the shore, Mores Creek – Arrowrock has an ideal spot for everyone.

Best Access Points

Mores Creek – Arrowrock is a delightful spot for fly fishing, offering a blend of natural beauty and thriving aquatic life. Here are some of the best access points:

  • Bunch Bridge: This bridge provides a great spot to commence a Mores Creek adventure. With plentiful fish population, cover and effortless access, it’s an excellent choice for anglers.
  • Blackhawk Campground: Situated upstream from the Bunch Bridge, this campground not only holds numerous fishing access points along its banks but also offers immense scenic beauty.
  • Leggett Fork: This point, slightly challenging to reach due to its steep banks, offers an exceptional experience for the enthusiastic angler with its vast variety of fish species.
  • Arrowrock Dam Area: The tailwater area below the dam has river depths that hold a healthy population of trout, and provides one of the best access points on the Boise River.

Remember, maps and local guides can provide additional detail and access points to maximize your fishing experience.

Local Fish

  • Brown Trout – This species is appreciated for its fighting spirit, making it a primary target for most fly fishers on Mores Creek and Arrowrock.
  • Rainbow Trout – Famous for its beautiful coloration and strong fight, the Rainbow Trout is another prevalent species in these waters.
  • Mountain Whitefish – While not as glamorous as the Trout species, the Mountain Whitefish are a common catch on these waters.
  • Brook Trout – Known for its distinctive marbled pattern, Brook Trout are a rewarding challenge for fly fishers on Mores Creek and Arrowrock.
  • Cutthroat Trout – This nativefish can give an excellent game, making it a favorite amongst seasoned fly fishers in these waters.
  • Bull Trout – Although it is a threatened species and requires catch and release, fly fishers enjoy the excitement of catching the large and aggressive Bull Trout.
  • Steelhead – While a migratory variant of Rainbow Trout, Steelhead are larger and are an exciting catch for any fly fisher.
  • Chinook Salmon – Prevalent in Arrowrock, it’s important to check regulations since they can vary from year to year.

About The River

Have you ever wondered about the intriguing history behind the Mores Creek – Arrowrock region? Stretching majestically through beautiful Idaho, Mores Creek was a focal point during the 1860s gold rush. Its rich deposits attracted thousands of miners.

  • In 1915, Arrowrock Dam was constructed on the Boise River, near Mores Creek. This dam, a true marvel of early 20th-century engineering, was the world’s highest dam at the time of its completion. It provided critical irrigation and flood control for the surrounding areas.

Today, the Mores Creek and Arrowrock area is a popular spot for various outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and camping. Its fascinating history combined with its natural beauty truly makes it a unique piece of Idaho’s charm.

So the next time you’re in Idaho, why not explore the Mores Creek – Arrowock region and its captivating history.

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