Opening day on Idaho’s Blackfoot River was fabulous! We caught 10+ cutthroat trout that were over 20″. I landed two cutthroats that were 23″ and probably in the 4-5 pound range. We also lost 4 trout that were even bigger than the 23″ trout.
The water on the Blackfoot River is about a foot low for opening day which does not bode well for later summer fishing, especially if we keep having 90 degree days. Make sure to bring a net so you can land and release these trophy cutthroat trout quickly.
Blackfoot River Hot Flies:
Size 4 bead head woolly buggers – brown and black
Size 16 bead head prince nymph or hare’s ear nymph
Size 12 blue Damsel fly