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Fishing Idaho (in Brief)

When one thinks about Idaho fishing, it’s easy to immediately imagine casting a fly to rising trout on pristine waters such as the St. Joe or Selway Rivers. While this is a common and tranquil scene, it is not necessarily the rule for Idaho. Yes, fly fishing the beautiful rivers for trout has its merit, and is a great escape that should not be ignored. However there are plenty of warm water fishing opportunities, as well as big lake and steelhead opportunities in Idaho as well.

The Clearwater, Salmon, and Snake Rivers offer some of the finest steelhead fishing in the Northwest. Since these fish have traveled many miles up the Columbia, and then the Snake Rivers to the smaller tributaries they are not the “chromers” that are found on coastal rivers. However, the fish are numerous and the Clearwater is known for its enormous B-run steelhead that often reach 15 to 20 pounds. Many guides offer both fly fishing and drift fishing trips on these rivers.

The Snake River also offers fantastic sturgeon fishing in Hell’s Canyon. The fishery is catch and release, but after tangling with one of these monsters it won’t bother you to let it go to wage battle another day. The Hell’s Canyon trip is worth the price of admission even if don’t go after sturgeon. The scenery is incomparable, and the smallmouth bass fishing provides fast action.The enormous northern lakes (Priest, Pend Oreille, and Coeur d’Alene) provide fantastic big water fishing. Lake, rainbow, and cutthroat trout, salmon, and kokanee are all available as well as warm water species such as largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, perch and northern pike. Each lake offers a different experience and have their primary fisheries. Of the big lake fishing experiences I must recommend the lake trout (mackinaw) fishing at Priest Lake. These lakes are very large and can resemble ocean fishing in some ways, often with down riggers and large jigs. Be aware, the wind can pick up quickly on these large lakes and it can get very rough and not suitable for small water craft.

There are also many moderate sized lakes that provide excellent fishing opportunities in Northern Idaho. Twin Lakes, Hayden Lake, Spirit Lake, and Houser Lake all offer excellent fishing opportunities. These lakes are often overlooked in lieu of the previously mentioned waters, but should not be. In my opinion these waters should be considered a primary fishing destination, and not secondary waters. For the best combination of sheer numbers of fish and serene settings I strongly suggest these lakes. These lakes offer trout, kokanee, bass, crappie, perch, bluegill, catfish, northern pike, and tiger muskie. Twin Lakes are my personal favorite, but they all are worth fishing. As I own a vacation rental house on the channel at Twin Lakes, I will provide some details about the fishery there. The other lakes are similar and are all located in the same general area.

Twin Lakes Fishing Tips


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Fishing Idaho - An Angler's Guide

by Joe Evancho - Cutthroat Press 2004
ISBN: 0964915812
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Fly Fishing Idaho

by Bill Mason - No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks 2005
ISBN: 1892469170
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Idaho Fish & Game

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/fish/
daho is famous for its fishing. More than 10 world-class blue-ribbon wild trout streams, including the Henrys Fork, Silver Creek and the St. Joe River, are scattered throughout the state. Many other high-quality trout streams exist that don’t get the headlines and the crowds. Idaho’s rugged mountains contain more than 1,500 high mountain lakes with good trout fishing. Numerous large natural lakes and reservoirs provide a wide variety of fishing opportunities for warm and cold-water species. In contrast to some states, most Idaho fishing waters are located in the public domain, and are open to the public. Access is free...

Idaho Fishing Lakes

http://www.fishingworks.com/lakes/idaho/
Idaho has 1615 lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and other fishing bodies of water to choose from. This lake directory lists Idaho lakes by county...

Idaho Records

http://www.landbigfish.com/staterecords/records.cfm?state=Idaho

State Fish

Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarki

Boise - BT's Fly Fishing & Photography

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BT's Fly Fishing & Photography - Boise, Idaho 83709-4414

Boise - Cabela's

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Cabela's Boise, Idaho Retail Store is located in the Franklin Towne Plaze shopping center near the junction of I-184 and I-84. In addition to offering quality outdoor merchandise, the 132,000 sq. ft. showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats...

Boise - Idaho Angler

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The Idaho Angler opened its doors in June, 1993, in downtown Boise. The shop was founded by four friends, all long time, avid fly fishers: Joy and Don Knickrehm, Ken Pursley and John Croner (each with successful careers in other endeavors). The shop was borne out of our experience in fly fishing the western U.S., Alaska and various salt water destinations. We had observed some great shops around the country, and surveying the Boise/Southwest Idaho scene, we formed a vision for a great fly shop here in the Treasure Valley...

Boise - Loon Outdoors

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9600 W. Bethel Ct. #1 Boise, ID 83709 - service@loonoutdoors.com - 208.362.4497.

Caldwell - Anglers Habitat

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We're a full service fly shop, located in Caldwell, ID, that's been helping folks have a better time on the water since 1994. We are very aware who makes our success possible and we do not take this for granted. We want to be there for the good times on the water and if the times are not so good we will be there with plenty of advice...

Coeur D'Alene - Castaway Fly Fishing Shop

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Joe Roope's Castaway Fly Shop is a full service fly shop located in beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Created by Joe Roope Sr. and Joe Roope Jr. in 1981, Castaway has faithfully served Inland Northwest anglers by providing the finest in fly fishing tackle, guided fly fishing adventures,Operator's of Loop's Flyfishing School at the Coeur'd alene Resort, fly tying materials, and locally tied flies throughout its 27 year existence...

Coeur D'Alene - Fins & Feathers Tackle Shop

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Welcome to the Fins & Feathers Tackle Shop and Guide Service web site. This is the starting point for your visit into our fishing world. Established in 1984, Fins & Feathers has long been known in the Inland Northwest as the fishing authority for the North Idaho Panhandle. Led by professional angler, Jeff Smith, the Fins staff is committed to bringing you the very best in tackle and information. If it swims in North Idaho, the crew at Fins can help you catch it...

Coeur D'Alene - Northwest Outfitters' Fly Shop

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The Northwest Outfitters' Fly Shop has something for everyone. Our well-stocked retail store features top brands of fishing equipment, clothing and much more. There's always something on special, so drop in for a great deal...

Driggs - Teton Valley Lodge Tackle Shop

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Thanks for checking out our tackle shop - We only sell items we would use ourselves...

Eagle (Boise) - Blue Fly Cafe

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Our distribution facility and offices are located in Eagle (Boise), Idaho. Through modern distribution techniques and a large inventory, we are able to fill most orders in 24 hours. Our flies are stored in an environmentally controlled area with proper temperature, humidity, and air purification maintained. This assures you, our customer, of quality fishing flies that are properly stored until shipment to your door in labeled container...

Emmett - Kamakazee Bait Company

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Owned and operated since 1994 by a dedicated fisherman whose aim is to give every angler the tools to control the outcome of each skirmish. Our scented baits are sure-fire weapons for any fisherman's arsenal, leading the big ones straight to your lure. Each one of our baits is made with a specific kind of plastic, specially suited to its use...

Garden City - Green Hornet

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The latest must have product for fishing lovers everywhere is the invisible leader...

Idaho Falls - Hyde Drift Boats & Fly Shop

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1520 Pancheri Drive Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402 - Tel: (800) 444-4933

Idaho Falls - Jimmy’s All Seasons Angler

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Established in 1986, Jimmy’s All Seasons Angler is surrounded by blue ribbon trout rivers and streams, such as the South Fork of the Snake River, the Henry’s Fork, and Yellowstone National Park. ...

Idaho Fishing Tackle Directory

http://idaho.uscity.net/Fishing/Tackle/
List of dealers...

Ketchum - Silver Creek Outfitters

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The fly shop is supported by industry leaders with names like Winston, Sage, Harrop, Umpqua, and Simms. The fly shop also outfits a travel department specializing in sending guests to the most premium fishing destinations on the planet...

Lewiston - Waters Edge

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Waters Edge has developed a number of fishing items that can not be found anywhere except in our shop....

Nampa - Tackle Shoppe

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The Treasure Valley's greatest selection of fishing tackle and fishing supplies, for trout, steelhead, salmon, bass, crappie, catfish, walleye, and even sturgeon fishing. Over 1000 brand name fishing rods in stock, Idaho's largest selection of Shimano Reels. Live Bait in season, meal worms, nightcrawlers, and crickets. Also squid, eel, and herring...

Orofino - Black Dog Custom Rods

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BDCR provides a variety of custom rod building services for individuals, groups and companies. We also provide restoration and reconditioning services for vintage rods and repair services on broken or damaged rods...

Post Falls - Cabela's

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Cabela's Post Falls, Idaho Retail Store is located at The Pointe at Post Falls, an 800,000 square-foot shopping center located off I-90 Exit 2, west on West Seltice Way near the Washington/Idaho State line. The 125,000-square-foot retail showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, aquarium and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats...

St. Anthony - House of Harrop

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House of Harrop was born on the banks of the Henry's Fork in 1968. Formed as a small fly tying business by Rene' and Bonnie Harrop, the company has operated from their home since that time. Daughter Leslie and son Shayne learned to tie flies as small children and were working in the business by the time they were teenagers. Always a fly fishing family, the Harrops have applied unique insight gained from decades of experience on the great waters of the Rocky Mountain West...

Alice Lake

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Alice Lake is a lake in Blaine County...

Alligator Lake

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Alligator Lake is a lake in Teton County...

Alturas Lake

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Alturas Lake is a lake in Blaine County...

Amber Lakes

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Amber Lakes is a lake in Blaine County...

American Falls Reservoir

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American Falls Reservoir is a reservoir in Power County...

Anderson Ranch Reservoir

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Anderson Ranch Dam is an earth rockfill type dam on the South Fork of the Boise River, in Elmore County, Idaho, U.S.A. Its reservoir is plainly called "Anderson Ranch Reservoir" and has a spillway elevation of 4196 feet (1279 m) above sea level. The dam is northeast of Mountain Home and several miles north of US 20. ...Most of the kokanee are schooled between 25-40 feet, and once you find the right depth you should catch some fish up to about 12 inches. Try trolling with small pop gear with a trailer tipped with either Shoepeg Corn or worm to catch both trout and kokanee...

Antelope Lake

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Antelope Lake is a lake in Blaine County...

Antelope Lakes

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Antelope Lakes are lakes in Clark County...

Arrowrock Reservoir

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Arrowrock Dam is a concrete arch type dam on the Boise River, in Idaho, U.S.A. It is located on the border between Boise County and Elmore County. Its primary purpose is to provide irrigation water for agriculture.

Ashton Reservoir

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Ashton Reservoir, located just north of Ashton along Henry's Fork of the Snake River, provides excellent trout fishing...

Atwater Lake

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Atwater Lake is a lake in Latah County...

Bartlett Lake

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Bartlett Lake is a lake in Bear Lake County...

Batise Springs Anglers

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1136 Rowland Road Pocatello, Idaho 83204 (800)-494-6851 - Batise Springs Anglers is located near Pocatello Idaho, on the same ranch ground that Edward Nelson Rowland homesteaded in 1902. Our crystal clear, spring-creek water flows from the underground Snake River Aquifer. The creek is a constant 53º F that provides an excellent trout habitat where fish not only live, but flourish. Although the water flow varies slightly, you can expect 28-34 cubic feet per second at all times of the year...

Bear Lake

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Bear Lake is a reservoir in Bear Lake County...

Beaver Ponds

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Beaver Ponds is a lake in Benewah County...

Beech Lake

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Beech Lake is a lake in Gem County...

Bells Lake

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Bells Lake is a reservoir in Benewah County...

Ben Ross Reservoir

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Benewah Lake

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Benewah Lake is a lake in Benewah County...

Big Fill Reservoir

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Big Fill Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Black Canyon Reservoir

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Black Canyon Reservoir is a reservoir in Gem County...

Blacks Creek Reservoir

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Blacks Creek Reservoir is a reservoir in Ada County in the state of Idaho. The latitude and longitude coordinates for this reservoir are 43.4624, -116.1454 and the altitude is 3192 feet (973 meters)...

Bloomington Lake

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Bloomington Lake is a lake in Bear Lake County...

Boise Cascade Lake

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Boise Cascade Lake is a lake in Ada County in the state of Idaho. The latitude and longitude coordinates for this lake are 43.6327, -116.2373 and the altitude is 2661 feet (811 meters)...

Bonanza Lake

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Bonanza Lake is a lake in Power County...

Brownlee Reservoir

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The Brownlee Reservoir is located near the Midwestern Idaho and southwestern Oregon borders. The reservoir is in the Snake River canyon, in a hilly and semiarid region (Ebel & Koski, 1968). The reservoir is also a ground for salmon spawning and used for recreation and domestic water supply. The reservoir is through-flowing, since it has a relatively short residence time that varies from 15 to 70 days. The three major tributaries are the Snake, Powder and Burnt Rivers. The reservoir has turnover periods in the spring and in the fall...

C.J. Strike Reservoir

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C.J. Strike Reservoir is a reservoir located in southwestern Idaho. Its main recreational features include the C. J. Strike Dam and its 7,500-acre (30 km2) reservoir, an impoundment of the Snake River and Bruneau River. This in turn provides excellent fishing (both cold and warm water) and boating opportunities along with, to a lesser extent camping and hiking...

Camp Four Reservoir

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Camp Four Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Castle Lake

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Castle Lake is a lake in Teton County...

Cedar Well

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Cedar Well is a reservoir in Power County...

Chatcolet Lake

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Chatcolet Lake is a lake in Benewah County...

Chesterfield Reservoir

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Chesterfield Reservoir is a popular spot for weekend camping and fishing trips. It has long been a great place to catch sizable hatchery-bred rainbow trout. Fish exhibit good growth rates at Chesterfield and anglers in boats on this 1600 acre (when full) reservoir usually have little trouble catching rainbows. Bank fishing is often good, but not as consistent as boat fishing. A two trout limit apply to Chesterfield. Parking and a boat ramp are available...

Clear Lake Country Club

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We feature year-round fly fishing in our fifteen acre, spring fed lake. Because of our aggressive stocking program, fishermen of all skill levels will have the opportunity of enjoying an action-packed day of fishing. With our on-going stocking program, averaging about 10,000 pounds of fish per year, we include many of trophy size (five pounds or larger) so all fishermen can anticipate the unforgettable thrill of battling one of our king sized rainbows....

Coffee Point Reservoir

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Coffee Point Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Cottontail Waterhole

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Cottontail Waterhole is a lake in Bingham County...

Cow Pasture Reservoirs

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Cow Pasture Reservoir Number 1 and Number 2 are reservoirs in Bingham County...

Crane Falls Lake

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Crane Falls Lake is a lake in Owyhee County...

Cranes Reservoir

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Cranes Reservoir is a reservoir in Bear Lake County...

Crystal Lake

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Crystal Lake is a lake in Benewah County...

Crystle Lake

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Crystle Lake is a lake in Teton County...

Deadwood Reservior

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Deadwood Reservoir is a 3,000-acre (12 km2) reservoir in created by damming the Deadwood River, a tributary of the Payette River. The reservoir is within the Boise National Forest in the mountains of Valley County, Idaho just twenty-five miles southeast of Cascade, Idaho. The area around the reservoir is commonly used for camping, water skiing, fishing, canoeing and other outdoor recreation...

Divide Creek Lake

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Divide Creek Lake is a lake in Clark County...

Dry Wash Reservoir

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Dry Wash Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Duck Lake Reservoir

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Duck Lake Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Eagle Reservoir

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Eagle Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Equalizing Reservoir

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Equalizing Reservoir is a lake in Bingham County...

Fife Reservoir

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Fife Reservoir is a reservoir in Bear Lake County...

Gabes Bathtub

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Gabes Bathtub is a lake in Gem County...

Gardner Lake

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Gardner Lake is a reservoir in Clark County...

Goose Heaven Lake

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Goose Heaven Lake is a lake in Benewah County...

Grays Lake

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Grays Lake is a lake in Bonneville County

Grover Lake Reservoir

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Grover Lake Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Halverson Lake

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Halverson Lake is a lake in Ada County...

Hancock Lake

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Hancock Lake is a lake in Clark County...

Hawkins Reservoir

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Hawkins Reservoir is a lake in Bannock County...

Hidden Lake

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Hidden Lake is a lake in Benewah County...

Horse Lake

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Horse Lake is a lake in Bannock County...

Horsethief Reservoir

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Large numbers of catchable size rainbow trout are stocked in the spring and fall months to maintain good fishing. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game drained and poisoned Horsethief in 2006 to get rid of unwanted perch that overpopulated the reservoir. The agency restocked it spring 2007 with rainbow and brown trout...

Houser Lake

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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Hauser Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing...

Hubbard Reservoir

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Hubbard Reservoir is a reservoir in Ada County...

Idaho Rivers United

http://www.idahorivers.org/
Idaho Rivers United is a conservation organization representing all who love the freedom, adventure and solitude of Idaho's rivers. Our mission is to protect and restore the rivers of Idaho...

Indian Creek Reservoir

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Indian Creek Reservoir is a reservoir in Ada County...

Jensen Lake

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Jensen Lake is a lake in Canyon County...

Jensens Lake

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Jensens Lake is a lake in Bingham County...

Lake Cascade

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Lake Cascade (or originally “Cascade Reservoir”) is located on the North Fork of the Payette River in Valley County, Idaho, USA, in the Boise National Forest. It is the fourth largest lake or reservoir in the state. The closest cities are Cascade, Donnelly, and McCall...

Lake Coeur d’Alene

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Anyone interested in fishing Coeur Dalene Lake should consult with local guides and resources before heading out to fish...

Lake Elmore

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Lake Elmore is a lake in Ada County...

Lake Hayden

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Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass...

Lake Lowell

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Lake Lowell is a reservoir in Canyon County. Lake Lowell is the result of Deer Flat Upper Dam fed offstream by the Boise River in Canyon County, Idaho and is used for irrigation purposes. Construction was completed in 1907. At normal levels it has a surface area of 16 square miles. The lake property is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation...

Lake Pend Oreille

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The lake is home to many species of fish, including rainbow trout, lake trout, perch, crappie, bass, whitefish and Kokanee. Lake Pend Oreille is also the home of the 37 pound state record kamloops rainbow trout caught by Wes Hamlet in 1947...

Lapwai Lake

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Lapwai Lake is a reservoir in Lewis County...

Lau Lakes

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Lau Lakes is a lake in Bingham County...

Lava Lake Reservoir

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Lava Lake is a reservoir in Bingham County

Limekiln Lake

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Limekiln Lake is a lake in Bear Lake County...

Little Camas Reservoir

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There's some attention-grabbing stuff to observe at Little Camas Dam near Little Camas Reservoir; you can go for a hike on the Roaring River Trail. Little Camas Reservoir is a location that is relatively dehydrated commonly; of all the months in a year January is the one with the most snow; the driest month of the year is July. At Little Camas Reservoir during the summertime highs are in the 90's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's mostly in the 50's...

Little Lake

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Little Lake is a lake in Clark County...

Little Valley Reservoir

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Little Valley Reservoir is a reservoir in Bonneville County...

Lizard Lake

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Lizard Lake is a reservoir in Teton County....

Lucky Peak Lake

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Lucky Peak Lake is a reservoir in Ada County...

Magic Reservoir

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This popular site for fishing, boating, water skiing and ice fishing offers semi-developed camping. Nearby commercial facilities offer a range of accommodations and developed campgrounds with RV services...

Malheur Reservoir

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Malheur Reservoir on Willow Creek has facilities similar to Beulah. It covers 500 acres and is located 18 miles east of Ironside and 15 miles northwest of Brogan, Oregon. Access is on gravel road from both directions...

Mann Creek Reservoir

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Mann Creek Reservoir is formed by Mann Creek Dam, which is part of the Mann Creek Project. Managed by the Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Area Office, this 650-acre impoundment offers a 280-acre reservoir with 5 miles of shoreline. Boating and fishing are the major recreation activities at Mann Creek Reservoir, located in southwest Idaho, northwest of Boise....

McRenolds Reservoir

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Mcrenolds Reservoir is a reservoir in Teton County...

Merkley Lake

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Merkley Lake is a lake in Bear Lake County...

Meteor Hole

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Meteor Hole is a lake in Bingham County...

Midnight Lake

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Midnight Lake is a lake in Bear Lake County...

Montpelier Reservoir

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Montpelier Reservoir is a reservoir in Bear Lake County...

Moose Creek Reservoir

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Moose Creek Reservoir is a reservoir in Latah County...

Moose Reservoir

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Moose Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Morgans Waterhole

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Morgans Waterhole is a lake in Power County...

Mud Lake

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Mud Lake is a reservoir in Teton County...

Mud Springs Reservoir

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Mud Springs Reservoir is a reservoir in Lewis County...

Oxbow & Brownlee Reservoirs

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Brownlee Reservoir - This 57-mile long reservoir separating Idaho and Oregon was in many experts opinion the best warm water fishery in the western United States....

Packsaddle Lake

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Packsaddle Lake is a lake in Teton County....

Palisades Reservoir

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Palisades Reservoir is a reservoir in Bonneville County...

Parleys Reservoir

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Parleys Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Paul Reservoir

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Paul Reservoir is a reservoir in Clark County...

Perkins Lak

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Perkins Lake is a lake in Blaine County...

Pettit Lake

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Pettit Lake is a lake in Blaine County...

Pintail Pond

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Pintail Pond is a lake in Canyon County...

Porrett Lake

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Porrett Lake is a lake in Benewah County...

Priest Lake

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The Priest Lake area offers a wide variety of choices to the angler. Fishing opportunities range from trophy size Mackinaw in Priest Lake, to cutthroat fishing in the nearby alpine lakes, to brook trout angling in the numerous streams in the Priest basin, to catch-and-release fishing for westslope cutthroat in Upper Priest Lake, to great ice fishing on Cavanaugh Bay...

Quayles Lake

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Quayles Lake is a lake in Madison County...

Ralphs Pond

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Ralphs Pond is a lake in Canyon County...

Ranger Dip

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Ranger Dip is a lake in Bear Lake County...

Rat Lake

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Rat Lake is a lake in Bingham County...

Redhead Pond

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Redhead Pond is a lake in Canyon County...

Ripples Reservoir

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Ripples Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Ririe Reservoir

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Ririe Reservoir is a reservoir in Bonneville County...

Robinson Lake

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Robinson Lake is a reservoir in Latah County...

Robison Reservoir

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Robison Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Round Lake

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Round Lake is a lake in Benewah County...

Rye Grass Reservoir

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Rye Grass Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Sage Hen Reservoir

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Sage Hen Reservoir is a reservoir in Gem County...

Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir

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Although the namesake Pacific salmon are no longer present in the creek, many fish inhabit the main stem and its tributaries throughout, but especially in Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir. Many fish are stocked in the reservoir including brown trout, chinook salmon, kokanee salmon (landlocked sockeye), yellow perch black crappie, channel catfish, smallmouth bass, and especially abundant is walleye. The Salmon Falls Creek reservoir is said to be one of the most plentiful fisheries in southern Idaho...

Sauce Pan Reservoir

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Sauce Pan Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Sheep Creek Reservoir

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Sheep Creek Reservoir is a reservoir in Bear Lake County...

Sheep Lake Reservoir

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Sheep Lake Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Sheridan Reservoir

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Sheridan Reservoir is a reservoir in Clark County...

Spirit Lake

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Spirit Lake is a lake in Kootenai County in the state of Idaho. The latitude and longitude coordinates for this lake are 47.9410, -116.8949 and the altitude is 2444 feet (745 meters)...

Spring Hill (Valley) Reservoir

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Spring Hill Reservoir is a reservoir in Latah County...

Swan Lake

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Swan Lake is a lake in Bannock County...

Swan Pond

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Swan Pond is a lake in Canyon County...

Tadpole Lake

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Tadpole Lake is a lake in Ada County...

Threemile Reservoir

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Threemile Reservoir is a reservoir in Clark County...

Turtle Lake

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Turtle Lake is a lake in Benewah County...

Twin Lakes Reservoir

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Twin Lakes is a reservoir in Kootenai County in the state of Idaho. The latitude and longitude coordinates for this reservoir are 47.8571, -116.8663 and the altitude is 2313 feet...

Upper Palisades Lake

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Upper Palisades Lake is a lake in Bonneville County...

Upper Stump Canyon Reservoir

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Upper Stump Canyon Reservoir is a reservoir in Power County...

Urquhart Lake

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Urquhart Lake is a lake in Benewah County...

Village Of Troy Reservoir

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Village Of Troy Reservoir is a reservoir in Latah County...

Walking Fish Lake

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Walking Fish Lake is a lake in Clark County...

Warm Lake

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Warm Lake is a popular lake in Idaho, United States. It is located 26 miles east of Cascade in Valley County, at 5,298 feet above sea level...

Well Number 2 Reservoir

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Well Number 2 Reservoir is a reservoir in Bingham County...

Weston Creek Reservoir

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Weston Creek Reservoir is a reservoir in Oneida County...

Wiregrass Reservoir

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Wiregrass Reservoir is a reservoir in Bannock County...

Wood Duck Pond

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Wood Duck Pond is a lake in Canyon County...

Wood Road Lake

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Wood Road Lake is a lake in Bingham County...

Worm Lake

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Worm Lake is a lake in Bear Lake County...

Boise Valley Fly Fishermen

http://www.bvff.com/
When it comes to fly fishing Boise’s Winston Moore goes after it on a large scale -- in this case Pacific sailfish or Marlin. Winston Moore is a world renowned bluewater fly fishing expert with perhaps more IGFA records for Pacific sailfish than anyone...

Eaglerock Bassmasters

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To stimulate public awareness of Bass fishing as a major sport. To offer the State of Idaho conservation department our organized moral, political support and encouragement...

Fly Fishers of Idaho

http://flyfishidaho.org/
Fly Fishers of Idaho, Inc. (FFI) is a Boise, Idaho organization whose purpose is to foster sportsmanship, education, and conservation in our sport. But more than that, it is to encourage family and social interaction...

Henry's Fork Foundation

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The Henry’s Fork Foundation is a nonprofit, member-based organization founded in 1984 to preserve and protect the unique qualities of the Henry's Fork watershed located in eastern Idaho...

Henrys Lake Foundation

http://www.henryslakefoundation.com
The Henrys Lake Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Henrys Lake. The organization was incorporated in 1982 as a 501(c)3 corporation. Through the contributions of its members, the organization sponsors and supports fish habitat improvement projects throughout the lake and its tributaries...

Idaho B.A.S.S. Federation

http://www.idahobassfed.com

Idaho Bassmasters

http://www.idahobassmasters.com
News, BLOG, Bragging page etc....

Idaho Flyfishing Clubs and Associations

http://www.idahoonthefly.info/Clubs.htm
Annotated list...

Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association

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The Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association is a non-profit business trade association. It represents the majority of the state's full time licensed outfitters and guides. Members primarily are small, independently owned businesses offering guided hunting, fishing, river running, trail riding, hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, snowmobiling, and guest ranch trips...

Idaho Steelhead & Salmon Unlimited

http://www.idfishnhunt.com/issu.html
ISSU is a non-profit, charitable, educational and scientific conservation organization incorporated in 1984 under the laws of the State of Idaho...

Idaho Trout Unlimited

http://www.idahotrout.org
P.O. Box 1971, Boise, Idaho 83701 - Idaho contains some of the most important habitat for several native trout and salmon species such as the Yellowstone cuttroat trout of eastern Idaho, redband trout across south Idaho, and westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout in the remote mountains and valleys of central and northern Idaho...

Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club

http://www.lpoic.org/
The Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club (LPOIC) is a volunteer, non-profit corporation dedicated to protect and enhance Lake Pend Oreille and its fisheries...

Lakeside Bassmasters

http://www.lakesidebassmasters.com
Welcome to the home of the Lakeside Bassmasters. We are a small family oriented bass fishing club. Please feel free to look around. We are always looking for people that are wanting to join a fishing club. You must be willing to have fun with your family and friends...

Magic Valley Bassmasters

http://www.mvb.idahobassfed.com
Thank you for taking the time to stop by our Home Page. We hope you enjoy our web site and return often to see the updates...

North Idaho Fly Casters

http://www.northidahoflycasters.org
The North Idaho Fly Casters Club is dedicated to the improvement of all fisheries in North Idaho. We are a staunch supporter of catch-and-release as a management tool to provide more and larger fish...

Payette River BassMasters

http://www.payetteriverbassmasters.com
Tournaments etc...

Snake River Bassmasters

http://www.srb.idahobassfed.com
Meetings, tournaments etc...

Snake River Cutthroats

http://www.snakerivercutthroats.org/
Our goal are: Sustaining and expanding fly fishing and fly tying interest and opportunity throughout the region. Working with government and private interests to maintain adequate supplies of clean water to sustain and improve cold water fisheries in the region...

Snake River Valley Bass Club

http://www.srvb.idahobassfed.com
Officers, activities, tournament schedule etc...

Trout Unlimited - Ted Trueblood Chapter

http://www.tedtruebloodtu.org/
The headwaters of Idaho's great rivers, the Salmon, the Payette and the Boise originate in the Sawtooth Mountains. In southwest Idaho the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited works to protect these waters and restore the fisheries...

Upper Snake River Fly Fishers

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The Upper Snake River Fly Fishers Club is located in Rexburg, Idaho near confluence of North Fork and South Fork of the Snake River...

Westfly

Idaho Fly Fishing
Westfly is a non-profit corporation and the leading website for western fly anglers...

Women Fly Fishers of Idaho

http://www.wffid.com
The Women Fly Fishers of Idaho is a non-profit organization which strives to provide a forum for women anglers of all skill levels to increase their knowledge, experience, and pleasure in the sport of fly fishing...

Narrows Cottage Lakehouse - Twin Lakes Rathdrum

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Lakefront North Idaho Vacation Rental - Fishing at Twin Lakes can be excellent. Catches include northern pike, largemouth bass, crappie, trout, and perch. The channel where the Narrows Cottage is located is good fishing...just near our dock. Moreover, there are many fishing opportunities near by…

South Fork Lodge

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There are places in life you never forget. Places made for aficionados. Places where unforgettable experiences teach you more about yourself than you ever knew. These places are rare, not always obvious. We welcome you to just such a place...

Grabher Flyfishing

http://grabherflyfishing.com
Complete courses, casting clinics etc. - I started fly fishing at the age of twelve on the local rivers around Vorarlberg, the westernmost province of Austria. Since 1992 when a friend took me to the world famous "Soca" in Slovenia, I finally became entirely passionate about the world of fly fishing as well as fly tying. Since then I have been spending every minute with this wonderful sport...

Fishing for History: The History of Fishing and Fishing Tackle

Fishing in Idaho in the 1930s and 1940s
I love old fishing photos, and I love fishing history. So it was with great excitement that I read an email from Joel Kifer explaining the history behind some amazing fish photos. Joel has graciously allowed me to share these photos and his descriptions with everyone, and trust me, its worth reading...

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries....

Coeur d'Alene - Panhandle Outfitters

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The picturesque town of Coeur d'Alene is centered in Idaho's Panhandle region which is closely bordered between (Spokane) Washington on the West and (St. In order to offer clients more choices of select trout rivers to fish and other premier locations to hunt Tom expanded his outfitting and guiding business into the states of Montana and Washington. The entire region and its magnificent Bitterroot Mountain Range can be easily accessed via Spokane Washington's International Airport...

Priest Lake - Blue Ribbon Charters

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With Blue Ribbon Charters you are going to have the time of your life. You will be catching trout like you`ve only dreamed about. These beauties are just waiting for you in the crystal clear waters of Priest Lake...

Aggipah River Trips

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Aggipah River Trips outfits white water rafting and fishing trips on the three roadless sections of Idaho's Salmon River--the Middle Fork, Main, and Lower Salmon-- throughout the year...

Five Bears Outfitters

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At Five Bears Outfitters we offer a variety of Idaho & Montana backcountry horseback opportunities stressing quality. Including viewing for elk, whitetail & muledeer, black bear, mountain goats, moose, and other wildlife. There is fantastic scenery, a premier blue ribbon trout stream and excellent high mountain lakes, fly fishing, summer pack trips, and big game hunts. We are licensed both in Idaho in the Clearwater National Forest, Unit 10, Kelly Creek drainage, and Montana in the Lolo National Forest, Schley Mountain area. Both areas are in the proposed Great Burn Wilderness...

Idaho Adventures

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We invite you to join us on one of our Idaho river adventures. Unplug from your daily life and reconnect wtih family and friends where the water runs clean, the air is pure and the mountains define the skyline. Authentic and genuine - warm, western hospitality is always the foundation of our service. We look forward to showing you some of our favorite places in Idaho...

Idaho Angler

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to tie flies, you won't ever find a better opportunity than this...

Idaho Angling Services

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Idaho Angling Services specializes in offering guided flyfishing day or multi day trips from the Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey areas. With over 25 years experience guiding anglers on Silver Creek, the Big Wood and Lost Rivers, we can satisfy the needs of both novice and seasoned fly fishers...

Lost River Outfitters

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We are fortunate to have a wide variety of water types for all skill levels of fly-fishing people. Everything from the simplicity of large dry flies on small mountain streams to the tiny mayfly hatches of Silver Creek and even the wilderness of the Yellowstone Park waters...

Middle Fork River Expeditions

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Middle Fork River Expeditions, licensed and bonded outfitter, has run safe and well-managed river trips on the Middle Fork and Main Salmon Rivers in Idaho for over 30 years...

Northwest Fishing Guide Service & Lodge at Hells Canyon

http://northwestfishing.com
We are your Outfitters for specialty trips on the Snake, Salmon & Clearwater Rivers – Every river excursion is exclusive to your group and customized to your sense of adventure! We are located in the heart of the Northwest near the point where Idaho, Washington and Oregon come together in Hells Canyon, North America’s Deepest Gorge...

Premier Fly Fishing

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Guided fly fishing trips on the Henrys Fork, South Fork, Teton, Fall River and more prolific rivers of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. We offer some of the most experienced guides in Idaho...

ROW Adventures

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Idaho fly fishing at its best, let our experience help your fly fishing trip be a success. We boast day trips to Coeur d'Alene to multiday fly fishing trips to the Middle Fork Salmon and St. Joe River. Chose your next fly fishing adventure...

Silver Creek Outfitters

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Silver Creek Outfitters’ roots may be traced back over 40 years. The store began as a small fly shop and later evolved into a retailer in Sun Valley where it remains today. Silver Creek has a long tradition of professional fishing guides with names that resonate through Idaho fly fishing history. The store features a staff and merchandise that reflects the Sun Valley lifestyle...

St. Joe Outfitters & Guides

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The St. Joe River - that almost says it all! This scenic river, located in the panhandle of Idaho, has long been known for it's great fly fishing and enchanting beauty. If it's quality fishing, superb scenery and outstanding food that you're looking for, St. Joe Outfitters and Guides can take you there...

Teton Valley Lodge

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Teton Valley Lodge has a unique grasp on fly fishing the Idaho region of the Rocky Mountains. As owners and operators of Teton Valley Lodge, Randy, Matt and Brian Berry are involved in every aspect of the fishing and guiding. With a combined history of nearly 75 years guiding between them, the Berry’s knowledge of the area is unequaled. Not many outfitters have this quality first-hand understanding from their guides...

The Guide Shop & Clearwater Drifters

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The best steelhead fishing in the western United States is on the Clearwater River beginning with Catch and Release season in September. With the lower water, it is a great time for fly fishing...

Three Rivers Ranch

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Three Rivers Ranch cordially invites you to enjoy a luxury fishing vacation of a lifetime. If you're seeking warm hospitality, impeccable meals, masterful guides and some of the best world renowned rivers in the great northwest, you've come to the right place...

Tom Loder's Panhandle Outfitters

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The name Panhandle Outfitters was chosen from the beautiful region of northern Idaho and the scenic Panhandle National Forest serving as the base of his outfitting operations. The picturesque town of Coeur d'Alene is centered in Idaho's Panhandle region which is closely bordered between (Spokane) Washington on the West and (St. Regis / Libby) Montana on the East. In order to offer clients more choices of select trout rivers to fish...

Wapiti Meadow Ranch

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A spectacular flight or scenic drive brings guests to luxury in Idaho’s Salmon River wilderness: comfortable private cabins, hearty gourmet dining and guides with the skills to partner with experienced anglers and provide fly fishing instruction for beginning and novice fly fishermen. Our fly fishing guides use their many years of experience on the waters of the Salmon River Mountains to make your western USA fly fishing vacation successful and safe...

Idaho Fishing Report

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Idaho Fly Fishing Report

http://www.idahoflyfishingreport.com
Expert guides sharing their secrets so you can catch fish...

Idaho Lake Reports

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A Guide to Fly Fishing in Sun Valley

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The following web sight is a collection of images and text gathered by veteran guide Greg Loomis over the last 30 years while living, fly-fishing and guiding in the Sun Valley Idaho area. We hope you find this information helpful for your next visit to the Sun Valley area...

Coeur D'Alene Lake, Idaho: Three Top Fishing Spots

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Coeur d’Alene Lake, (pronounced Core-de-lane) in Northern Idaho, is located along I-90, less than an hour from Spokane, Washington’s international airport. It is best viewed by boat, but the meandering roads that surround the lake are a fabulous day trip, as well. It is a naturally formed body of fresh glacial waters, and is home to a variety of wildlife, birds and fish...

Fishing Addicts Northwest

http://fishingaddictsnorthwest.com
This website is for those Guys and Gals that eat, sleep and breathe fishing! It's your #1 source for the info and resources you need to catch fish in the pacific northwest! Hurry up and join the forum now and start coming to the site everyday for all your fishing needs! Once The addiction starts it never stops...

Fishing Southeast Idaho

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Remember when fishing to always RESPECT OUR FISH so that the fishing in Southeast Idaho will continue to be as wonderful and successful as we know it today...

Idaho Conservation League

http://www.wildidaho.org
Keeping our prized gem pure and untarnished The Idaho Conservation League preserves Idaho's clean water, wilderness and quality of life...

Idaho Fishing Guide

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Idaho fishing guide is dedicated to promotion of the outdoor opportunities of the Idaho. Fishing hunting and camping is better in Idaho than anywhere else in the world. Pick out a guide or resort on one of the pages here and start planning the outdoor adventure of a life time...

Mountain River Outfitters

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Mountain River Outfitters in Riggins Idaho offers the best in guided Idaho fishing adventures for Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, Bass, Trout and Sturgeon. We have trips for the most avid sportsman to the beginner, we have many different combinations including our Cast and Blast Chukar hunting and Idaho Steelhead fishing. Enjoy either Salmon River Steelhead fishing or Snake River Steelhead fishing in Hells Canyon...

Dreams on the Fly

http://www.dreamsonthefly.com
PO Box 638, Parma, ID 83660 - 208 861 2853 or 206 930 5012 - Guided Fly Fishing on the Owyhee & Grande Ronde Rivers...

Fish Reaper Guide Service

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Do you like to catch big fish? Mike and Linda Kelly's Fish Reaper Guide Service is your source! We specialize in professionally guided salmon and steelhead fishing adventures in Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Idaho...

Fishtales Guide Service

http://www.bigfishtales.com
Kim & Lonnie Osterholm - Deer Park WA 509-999-6348 or 208-610-3535

Joe Roope

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Castaway Fly Shop is dedicated to perpetuating the fine wild trout fisheries of the Inland Northwest through responsible catch and release fly fishing for all species, and by advocating and participating in wild trout habitat preservation. Each year, one percent of our annual gross profit is contributed to wild Cutthroat trout habitat enhancement and restoration projects on the Coeur d'Alene River...

Sawtooth Fishing Guides

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Join Sawtooth Fishing Guides this spring, summer or fall for the fly fishing experience of a liftetime! Sawtooth Fishing Guides offers guided flyfishing on the Main Salmon River, the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and on the crystal-clear streams and lakes of Central Idaho's Sawtooth National Recreation Area...

Steve Smith Outdoors

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Steve Smith Outdoors fishing guide service close to Portland, Oregon for Sturgeon, Salmon, Steelhead, Trout, Bass, and Walleye. The fishing is good when you fish with a full time fishing guide who has been a fishing guide on these Oregon rivers since 1977...

Fly Fishing Henry's Fork Region: Idaho, Yellowstone, Montana

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Fly Fishing in Idaho, Montana, and Yellowstone with Mike Lawson & Henry's Fork Anglers. Experience the vast fly fishing opportunities of the Henry's Fork Region. We guide on the waters of the Henry's Fork and South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho, Yellowstone Park the Madison River, Hebgen Lake and other waters in Montana. We have some of the most experienced Guides in the Rocky Mountains. Rich History and Continued Excellence...

Fly Fishing in Silver Creek Preserve Idaho

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Idaho Fishing for Steelhead

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Idaho Steelhead Fishing. My very first steelhead out of the Clearwater River....

Idaho Smallmouth Bass fishing

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Join us as we land smallie after smallie on American Falls Reservoir in Idaho. You can watch our shows on www.WesternStatesSportsman.com and soon on the Sportsmans Channel.

Mackinaw fishing Idaho style. Priest Lake, Idaho

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We had a great late September day near my home at Priest Lake! Montana Slim catches his lunker at 4:21 or so...best catch of the day by far. I almost fell overboard trying to net it and hold the camera at the same time. Big enough to not fit in the net! We were trolling deep (downriggers) with single "0" dodgers, 18" of 15# leader and double glow green hoochies on salmon leaders towing frozen herring (cut the belly open for a nice blood trail) on the tail hook....the combination seemed to be working that day! All of these fish were caught in at least 140 ft. of water....Slim's lunker was wayyy down around 170 ft...