Boise Valley Fly Fishers
 
 
Since 1971


 

Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 11 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Owyhee River

    Owyhee River Cleanup 

    April 11
    8:00 A.M.


    Contact Michelle Bryant
    for more information
    michellebryant@gmail.com


    Car pooling will be set up!
    Raffle!
    BBQ!
    Clean up, then FISH!

    • 17 Apr 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • 19 Apr 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Mann Lake, OR - See Description

    April Outing:  Mann Lake, OR


    Mann Lake, Oregon is our outing destination for April. Mann Lake is on the east side of Steens Mountain and south of Burns and west of Jorden Valley, Oregon. The lake is a spring and fall fishery. The best times to fish it are April to mid-June and mid-September to October. Lahontan cutthroat will be our quarry. The Mann Lake Lahontan’s grow quickly (14 inches in the 1st year after stocking juvenile fish) and are known for how aggressively they feed. Bank fishing is the most productive method in the spring because fish are feeding in the shallow waters near shore. Float tubes and pontoon boats can be useful but not necessary. The winds can be unpredictable so those fishers in float tubes or pontoon boats run the risk of being blown to the other side of the lake.


    Facilities
    There is unimproved camping around the lake and a pair of BLM outhouses and some dirt roads that go around the north end of the lake. Burns and Jorden Valley are both about 2 hours away.

    Equipment and Flies
    5 to 6 wt. rods; floating line; 9ft leaders, 1X or 2X leaders for streamers and 3X to4X for nymphs. If the wind is blowing a slow sinking line would be helpful. A Hover, Midge Tip or Intermediate line would be best on windy days.
    The lake is loaded with snails, scuds, chironomids, damselflies, leeches, water boatmen, and some callibaetis. Standard imitations of these aquatic insects will catch fish here. Recommended flies: Chan’s Chironomid Bomber, Jumbo Juju Midge, Tak’s Chironomid, callibaetis nymph, Pheasant Tail, Prince Nymph, Parachute Adams, marabou damselfly nymphs, Stayner Ducktail, Zugbug, Woolly Bugger, Crystal Bugger, Black Rabbit Leech.


    Directions
    The quickest way from Boise is to go through Jordan Valley, OR. This route takes about 3 hrs. 40 min. The route through Burns, OR is about 5 hrs. 15 min. These directions are for the Jordan Valley Route.
    1. Take I-84 W to exit 33a toward ID-55
    2. Follow ID-55 to US-95 S and turn south
    3. Follow US-95 S to OR-78 W (about 45 miles passed Jorden Valley)
    4. About 26 miles up OR-78 W turn left on Folly Farm Rd (may also be the East Steens Rd/Fields-Denio Rd)
    5. About 24 miles down this road look for a large wooden sign identifying the lake. (About half of this road is paved and the other half is well graded gravel)

Past events

20 Mar 2015 BVFF Outing - Big Wood River Valley
14 Mar 2015 Education Event - Spring Great Outdoor Days
13 Mar 2015 Anglers Habitat Grand Opening
12 Mar 2015 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
28 Feb 2015 BVFF Outing - Whitefish Derby
21 Feb 2015 BVFF Banquet and Auction
12 Feb 2015 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
24 Jan 2015 Fly Tying for BVFF Auction
10 Jan 2015 Dry Fly Academy at WIFFE
10 Jan 2015 Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo (WIFFE)
15 Dec 2014 Holiday Gift Idea
11 Dec 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
15 Nov 2014 Clear Lake Outing
13 Nov 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
12 Nov 2014 Education Event - Garden City Library - Fly Tying Class
16 Oct 2014 Steelhead on the Grande Ronde
09 Oct 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
20 Sep 2014 Mountain View Reservoir
13 Sep 2014 Bonus Fishing Trip - McCall (Alpine Lakes)
11 Sep 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
23 Aug 2014 Spey Clave In Boise 2014
18 Jul 2014 Bear Valley Outing
10 Jul 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
28 Jun 2014 Education Event - All Veterans Welcome Home
28 Jun 2014 First Annual Fly Fishing Swap Meet
26 Jun 2014 Education Event - Garden City Library - Fly Tying Class
20 Jun 2014 Silver Creek Outing
12 Jun 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
20 May 2014 Education Event - Payette Brewing
17 May 2014 Bruneau Sand Dunes Campout
16 May 2014 Education Event - Duck Valley
08 May 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
24 Apr 2014 South Eastern Idaho Fly Fishing Trip
17 Apr 2014 Kiss The Water @ The Flicks
10 Apr 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
05 Apr 2014 BVFF Social and Auction
21 Mar 2014 BVFF Outing - Big Wood River Valley
13 Mar 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
15 Feb 2014 Cancelled: BVFF Outing - Whitefish Derby
13 Feb 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
11 Jan 2014 Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo (WIFFE)
16 Dec 2013 WIFFE Volunteer Assignment Meeting
12 Dec 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
14 Nov 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
14 Nov 2013 BVFF Outing: Steelhead-Salmon or Clearwater
19 Oct 2013 BVFF Outing: Mountain View Reservoir
10 Oct 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
12 Sep 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
08 Aug 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
12 Jul 2013 Western Rocky Mountain Council (WRMC) Rendezvous
11 Jul 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
20 Jun 2013 South Eastern Idaho Fly Fishing Trip
13 Jun 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting + June Newsletter
17 May 2013 Bruneau Sand Dunes Campout
09 May 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
11 Apr 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
16 Mar 2013 South Fork Fishing Trip
14 Mar 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
24 Feb 2013 White Fish Outing
07 Feb 2013 BVFF February Club Meeting
12 Jan 2013 Banquet - Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo
11 Jan 2013 Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo (WIFFE)
13 Dec 2012 BVFF Annual Christmas Party
12 Oct 2012 South Fork Boise Campout
14 Jun 2012 South Eastern Idaho Fly Fishing Trip
18 May 2012 Bruneau Sand Dunes Campout
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