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So I'm heading to Meridian on 04-21-09 - 04-28-09 and want to catch some trout. I will be bring my fly rod and a spinning reel combo. I know that the seasons aren't open, but there are family waters that are. So here's my question, where, what, and when. Anything would help.

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Here,

You can fish most of the Boise River with either set-up. Only problem that could crop up would be increased flows out of Lucky Peak Res. raising the river levels........have not seen a schedule, but traditionally they'll be up by the time you arrive making the river a little dicey to fish. What brings you to ID?

WD

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My old ladies family is out there, and some of her family haven't seen are kids yet. So while out there I would like to get on some trout. Last time we were out there I got skunked. I even fished for bass, but only fished them for no more the 30 minutes. Hopefully this time will be different. I also have not a very in depth knowledge of fly fishing. I used to mess around with a fly rod, but haven't done any in a long time.

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When it gets closer to your arrival let's visit this agian. I'll give a river report and possibly some other ideas.

WD

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WD,

So here we are under 48 hours away from touchdown, I am getting the itch badly. It looks like I might not be bringing the fly rod due to the fact that NorthWest is trying to charge $175.00 one way. Needless to say I'm not paying that, just to play in the water. So where is a god start to try fishing close to meridian.

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Kitty,

I've been out of town for a week, I'll let you know about water levels tomorrow.

wd

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the river looks to be in fairly good shape. The corp has not elevated it yet.....I'm not sure of the schedule.

I used to fish where Linder Rd crosses the river and done fairly well at the bridge or just downstream. Spinners or dunking a worm or salmon egg or powerbait ought work. There are multiple accesses from Linder upstream all the way thru Boise. I'd think there would be a little surface activity starting as our weather has warmed up dramatically.

WD

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So I did a drive by last night with the father in law and looks like a nice play to try. So I'm about to head down there in an hour or so. Is there anything that works better then others or not.

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I have not fished there in a few years. Cold water.......small spinners or maybe bait.

WD

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