Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


Whitefish Derby

  • 22 Feb 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Southfork Boise River

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The 2020 Umpteenth Annual BVFF Whitefish Derby will held on the South Fork of the Boise River on the third weekend of February
Date:                     February 22, 2020

9:30 AM -  Sign In at Village Boat Launch
10:00 AM - Fishing Starts
2:00 PM –  Derby Ends
In the past, the Derby has been cancelled when extreme winter road conditions have made access too difficult or unfavorable, we hope to not have a repeat of this disappointment this year, but keeping a close eye on conditions is highly recommended.

Rules for the Derby: THIS IS CRITICAL! the absolute cut off for fish caught entries will be 2pm sharp. NO late entries will be accepted. So make sure you stop fishing and allow yourself enough time to get back to the weigh in before this time.

2:00 to 3:00 PM - Lunch will be provided for ALL and consist of Chili, Hot Dogs, chips and soda provided by BVFF.

South Fork Boise River –Reclamation Village Boat Launch          

Five Dollar donation to cover the food costs

Prizes will ONLY be awarded to BVFF members in good standing (dues paid for 2020) Prizes for the 2 largest (by length) whitefish will be awarded.

Please register online at so we can have an accurate head count for lunch.

As almost exclusively bottom feeders, whitefish will readily take a variety of nymphs, especially those tied with bead heads. A few of the more popular patterns are; Golden Stonefly Nymphs, prince nymph, pheasant tail, zug bug, two-bit hooker, zebra midge, hare’s ear, and copper johns. Fly size ranges between 10 and 16 with size 12 being a good place to start. "Rainbow Warriors" in size 18-22 have also been very consistent Whitefish attractor patterns.
Other Details:
Check for any changes on the BVFF website.  We will post a time and meeting place for Carpooling from Boise.  If you are not a member, sign up for membership on-line ($25/year) so you can compete for Derby prizes.  Membership allows you access to the Members Only web pages.  The Members List gives you an easy way to get in touch with other fishers.

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