Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


BVFF Monthly Club Meeting

  • 12 Feb 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Elks Lodge on 6608 West Fairview Ave.


The BVFF Banquet on Feb 21 is where we raise our money for conservation activities, please support this annual event!

Bring your checkbook as this will be the last opportunity for you to purchase your banquet tickets.

Please join the BVFF club for our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month! 


6:30pm to 6:45pm - Meet and Greet

6:45pm to 7:30pm - Fly Tying and Social

7:30pm to 7:45pm - Club Business
7:45pm to 9:00pm - Presentation


This month the BVFF club is proud to present:   

Status of South Fork Boise River Rainbow Trout Population Following Recent Habitat Disturbances


Please consider serving your BVFF club by being on the board or on one of the BVFF committees!
We are accepting self nominations in the February BVFF meeting and the board will be nominating some members.
Voting on board members will take place in the March BVFF meeting.


Fly Tier: Al & Gretchen Beatty



Art Butts
Southwest Regional Fishery Biologist
Idaho Department of Fish & Game


Status of South Fork Boise River Rainbow Trout Population Following Recent Habitat Disturbances
It’s no secret that the SFBR downstream of Anderson Ranch Reservoir is one of the most popular and productive trout waters in southern Idaho. Over the last 30 years, fish and anglers have benefited from relatively stable conditions, that is until the large wildfires of 2013 and subsequent sediment/debris slides of 2013 and 2014. These natural (though likely human exacerbated) occurrences have altered the watershed, aquatic habitats, and fish populations.  IDFG biologists and others have been working to understand how these “alterations” have impacted fish populations and to determine responses, especially from a reproduction and recruitment standpoint. Also, federal agencies, USFS and USBOR, have been planning and implementing restoration activities to help the watershed responds in a positive manner.  Art Butts, will present a synopsis of recent fish monitoring activities conducted by IDFG, and will also review the 2014 sediment flushing pulse. Art will also briefly describe other restoration activities that are in the planning stages. 
Art Butts is a Southwest Regional Fish Biologist and has held that position for the past six years.  He has been with Idaho Department of Fish and Game for 11 years.  He holds MS and BS degrees from Utah State University in Fisheries and Wildlife sciences.


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