If you want to help recovery of the South Fork of the Boise River and also take a chance to win a boat, you should get involved in this raffle.
Thanks to a generous donation by Outcast Sporting Gear we are raffling the OSG Stealth Pro, a pontoon boat that is both light weight (35 lbs) and durable.
Raffle tickets are on sale for this boat. Tickets are $25.00 each. We limited the number sold to just 100 tickets. Tickets are on sale at Anglers Orvis fly shop on Overland Road and at Idaho Angler on Vista, or use the magic of online credit card transactions and you can purchase it here!
The boat will be raffled on Saturday May 10 at lunch at the 4th annual fly casting tournament at Eagle Island State Park.
The cause remains the same: conservation of the South Fork Boise River wild trout fishery.
Last year the Third Annual Fly Casting Tournament raised approximately $7,000 toward projects to improve the South Fork of the Boise River fishery. Located just an hour away from Boise, the South Fork still provides that experience we all seek in Idaho: to get away and to have great fishing — for our families and ourselves.
In the spring of 2012 we completed the replacement of a culvert with a bridge to reconnect Pierce Creek to the South Fork of the Boise River and provide access to 1.9 miles of healthy habitat for trout spawning and rearing. We also launched an unprecedented cooperative project with the Bureau of Reclamation and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to study the effects of river flow changes on the young wild trout of the South Fork. This study will continue in 2014 and 2015 and could eventually lead to adjustments in flow management.
With river corridor damages resulting from devastating wildfires in the summer of 2013, plus post fire tributary blowouts caused by heavy rainfall, we anticipate the need for a variety of projects to help heal the river and its blue ribbon trout fishery.
With our recent and past successes – and continued work – on the South Fork Boise River, we would like you to consider joining other individuals and businesses in support of our 4th Annual Fly Casting Tournament, being held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Eagle Island State Park. Organize a casting team and sign up here!