Monthly Archives: July 2011

Fishing Report July 26th

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Fishing is good. The previous high water has dropped to an ideal level for both fish and fisherperson. Hatches of a multitude of aquatic insect species are in full bloom, and the trout can be observed feeding on the surface. Small yellow stoneflies (yellow sally) dominate the mix of insect activity. Some of the preferred patterns :

Stimulator, Caddis. Hopper, Bugmeister, PMX.  Nymphs can be expected to produce as well, and the “dry/dropper combo” is still in style.

Many of the fish we catch  in our area are Westslope Cutthroat, native Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout.  These fish are native, natural fish and must be released.   If you do not practice catch and release and prefer to keep fish,

Upcoming Events and Music in July

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

July 23  The Second Annual “Throwdown in Dogtown”

Yes, you heard right – Throwdown in Dogtown is back for its second year at the ROD-N-GUN Whitewater Saloon on Saturday, July 23, 2011. The doors will open at 6:00pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm. Tickets will be $8.00 at the door.
The music line-up will be: Dave Muscavage & Chris McDonald, Custer County Line, and the evening’s headliner Hellbound Glory, from Reno, Nevada.
For more information, contact Melinda at (208)774-7000 or mhadzor1@yahoo.com, or Johnny Ray or Eve at (208)774-2922

July 29-30  Sawtooth Music Festival

Pioneer Park Non-Stop Music. Craft & Food Vendors. Camping permitted. For tickets or more info visit: SMF

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 5:00PM TO 9:00PM, STANLEY STREET DANCE

The Stanley Street Dance on Ace of Diamonds is hosted by Back Eddy’s Market, Papa Brunee’s Pizza, Kasino Club and Hayden Beverage – food and drink widely available – live music from (to be announced).

Friday July  22  SAWTOOH FORUM AND LECTURE  SERIES

Dr, Dana Perkins, ecologist, BLM Challis Region, an expert on whitebark pine ecology,  will discuss current issues with dying whitebark  pine, lodgepole pine and other local forest issues.

Most lectures will be held at the Stanley Museum each Friday evening at 5 pm.  The lecture will repeated Friday evening at the Redfish Visitor Center at 8 pm.

Friday, July 22, 5:00-8:00PM, Smiley Creek Lodge

The Smiley Creek Lodge will host music from 5-8pm on the lawn, featuring Jeff Moll

July Fishing Report

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Given the high snow pack, our waters are high for this time of year. If you are interested in fly fishing your best options are to fish above town on the Salmon, look for really soft water, and nymph for trout or swing for bull trout. However, wade with extreme cau- tion and consider a floatation device. Idaho Fish and Game has started to stock the rivers so there are trout in the waters. As the water lowers and warms there will be the opportunity to dry fly fish with salmon and golden stone imitations.
We have had success fishing our local lakes for rainbow trout and bull trout in the last few weeks—look to fish with sinking tips or sinking lines.
Many of the fish we catch in our area are Westslope Cutthroat, native Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout. These fish are native, natural fish and must be released.    If you do not practice catch and re- lease and prefer to keep fish, there are a few rainbows with miss- ing adipose fins which can be kept.

Fishing report courtesy of Silver Creek Outfitters

Mountain Mamas this weekend & other events

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Mountain Mamas

This annual event is located on the grassy area across from the Community Center on Highway 21, Stanley.  If you enjoy food, crafts and music, you will not want to miss this event, which is free to the public.

Other events this weekend include:

THURSDAY, JULY 14, 5:00PM TO 9:00PM, STANLEY STREET DANCE

The Stanley Street Dance on Ace of Diamonds is hosted by Back Eddy’s Market, Papa Brunee’s Pizza, Kasino Club and Hayden Beverage – food and drink widely available – live music from Black Label.

Friday July 15 2011 SAWTOOH FORUM AND LECTURE  SERIES

Mike Mancuso , freelance biologist (IDFG, Idaho Conservation Data Center, ret 2006) will talk about “Rare and other Cool wildflowers of Central Idaho.”

Most lectures will be held at the Stanley Museum each Friday evening at 5 pm.  The lecture will repeated Friday evening at the Redfish Visitor Center at 8 pm.