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Fly Fishing

Snake River, Henry's Fork, South Fork, ...

With the Snake River winding throughout this region, Eastern Idaho fly fishing is the most highly acclaimed of all water adventures.

With hundreds of miles of dramatic rivers, people from across the globe travel to Eastern Idaho to experience "blue ribbon" fly fishing. From the most avid outdoors-man to dignitaries, fly fishing in Eastern Idaho is second to none. Occasional fly fishing tournaments and national exposure is not uncommon to Eastern Idaho's fly fishing rivers.

Plan on spending some time in Eastern Idaho to experience fly fishing the two forks of the Snake, the Henry's Fork and the South Fork, or try some of the smaller rivers such as the Teton, Fall River, Warm River, or the Buffalo; all within an easy drive of each other.  If you don't have a fishing license, the information on how to obtain one is redily available at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov

Area fly fishing outfitters are recognized as some of the best. Having fished Eastern Idaho's waters for many years, they know what to use and where to catch 'em. Come and experience for yourself fly fishing at it's finest.

Fly Fishing The South Fork

  • 1405 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls
  • Fishing
  • 208-524-7500
Map For the dry-fly angler, nothing in North America parallels the experiences offered by the South Fork of the Snake River. From Palisades Dam to the Henry's Fork confluence, anglers can navigate almost 66 miles of water in a pristine setting that boasts trophy-size native Yellowstone cutthroat trout, brown trout and rainbow trout.

Henry's Fork

  • P.O. Box 220, Island Park
  • Fishing
  • 208-558-7301
Map Last Chance is located in beautiful Island Park just 40 miles south of Yellowstone National Park on Highway 20. For those who are fond of flat water fishing, the Henry's Fork of the Snake River is great. Last Chance rests right along the banks of the Henry's Fork and offers quick and easy access to superb fly fishing.

Henry's Lake

  • P.O. Box 858, Ashton
  • Fishing
  • 208-652-7442
Map Sixty miles northeast of Rexburg, high in a mountain bowl at an elevation of 6470 feet, lies Henry's Lake. The lake is within Henry's Lake State Park and surrounded by lush meadow and the towering Sawtooth Mountains. The shallow lake is known for big trout catches. Henry's Fork of the Snake River originates at the outlet of the famous Henry's Lake, just under the Continental Divide between Idaho and Montana.

Horseshoe Lake

  • P.O. Box 858, Ashton
  • Fishing
  • 208-652-7442
Map Off Cave Falls Road to the north is Horseshoe Lake. This is an excellent place for camping and fishing. Since the lake has a gentle sloping floor, it is a good place to take children camping or fishing. One of the most scenic views of the Tetons can be viewed from this area. The Fish and Game Department plant fish in this lake as soon as the snow conditions allow. It provides camping spots in a leisure environment.

Market Lake

  • Just off County Road 800, Roberts
  • Fishing
  • 208-228-3131
Map Four major habitat types define Market Lake WMA: marsh/wetland meadow, desert uplands, Snake River riparian and cropland. Each habitat type possesses unique characteristics which result in the wildlife diversity of Market Lake WMA.

Mud Lake

  • Just off County Road 1900 N., Mud Lake
  • Fishing
  • 208-663-4664
Map Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) was established primarily to preserve and improve nesting habitat for waterfowl. In 1940 the Idaho Department of Fish and Game purchased 607 acres of wetlands, creating Mud Lake WMA. Through the years, acquisition of adjacent land parcels, together with lease agreements and a withdrawal of lands from the US Bureau of Land Management, have expanded Mud Lake WMA to its present 8,853 acres.

Palisades Lake

  • Fishing
  • 208-523-1412
Located about 60 miles southeast of Rexburg, the Palisades Upper and Lower Lakes are very scenic and are accessible by hiking trails for horse or foot traffic only. The six-mile trail is in good condition and can be used for hikers, backpackers or horses. Some moose frequent the area. The Lower Palisades Lake is much smaller than the Upper Palisades, which is about two miles further up the trail.

South Fork - Canyon Section

  • 1405 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls
  • Fishing
  • 208-524-7500
Map The Canyon is the section of the river from the Conant Valley access to the Byington access and presents a contour comprised of volcanic cliffs and a cottonwood forest river bottom which is home for the largest bald eagle winter roost in the Northern Rockies.

South Fork - Lower Section

  • 1405 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls
  • Fishing
  • 208-524-7500
Map The final section of the South Fork expanse extends from Byington to Menan, and based upon the opinions of the expert guides in the area, is the “most technical section”� on the river. The runoff debris coupled with stumps and logjams and numerous side channels that vary from year to year severely test the float skills of the best fishermen.

South Fork - Upper Section

  • 1405 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls
  • Fishing
  • 208-524-7500
Map The upper reaches of the river stretch for approximately 18 miles from the Palisades Dam down to the Conant Valley access. The section from the dam through the first nine miles offers a fairly narrow and deep channel, and as the river spreads out below Irwin, a series of islands and side channels and several gravel bars present opportunities that definitely will challenge the skills of the best creel men.

Teton River Basin

  • Fishing
  • 208-354-2312
On the western side of the Grand Teton Mountains lies the Teton Valley and River. Over two thirds of this mountain valley is pasture, open range and fertile fields bordered by forested hills and peaks. These rugged peaks and forested hills stand in stark contrast to each other enhancing the beauty of the area. Over 100 species of migrating birds visit this area. Wildlife viewing, trout fishing and hunting opportunities are excellent.