Legendary Trout Fishing Opportunities
Idaho borders Yellowstone National Park, Montana, and Wyoming and is home to many of the world’s famous trout rivers. With rivers fed from the Teton and Sawtooth Mountains, Yellowstone Plateau, or Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho’s fly fishing waters should be on every angler’s wish list.
With the exception of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in central Idaho, southeast Idaho is home to the state’s great trout waters. The Henry’s Fork and South Fork of the Snake are known worldwide for producing consistent hatches and trout willing to rise to a well-presented dry fly. Local beats on these rivers have become legendary—Railroad Ranch, the Canyon of the South Fork, Osborne Bridge—and books, films, and angling personalities owe lineage to these waters and the trout in them.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is a wilderness river suited for multi-day float trips for anglers who enjoy casting dry flies to rising native cutthroat trout and dining by the campfire on a fully outfitted trip.