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Best Hidden Fishing Spots in Idaho

Chinook Salmon Leaps Through White Water May 17 2001 In The Rapid River In Idaho As It
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It’s the perfect time of year to break out the fishing pole. Here are 10 awesome fishing spots in Idaho that you may not know about!


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Brownlee Reservoir

Hells Canyon



At Brownlee Reservoir you’ll find smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, trout, catfish, and blue gill. The reservoir is 57 miles long and runs between Idaho and Oregon.



In the Brown Wood River you’ll find rainbow, brown, and brook trout. It’s generally open Memorial Day through November and runs 137 miles.



You can catch bass, catfish, trout, crappie, and perch here. This is a great place to bring the whole family because you can boat, hike, and camp here as well.



Fishhook Creek




You can reel in bull trout, cutthroat trout, chinook salmon, and sockeye salmon at this spot. You have to hike to get to the creek and you start at Redfish Lake Lodge.



Rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and bull trout can be found in the Little Salmon River. It runs 425 miles, making it the longest flowing river in a single state.



Lake Lowell

Just South of Nampa



Known for great boating it’s also a great spot to catch bass!



Marten Lake

Sawtooth Mountains



Located in the Sawtooth Mountains, you have to hike 5 miles to get here, but you can catch some amazing rainbow and bull trout.



You have to hike up 2000 feet, but people say it is worth it. The waters are turquoise blue and there are plenty of fish to catch.



Silver Creek

25 miles North of Garden Valley



They call it “peace valley” because its so tranquil and the wildlife you can see is awesome! Silver Creek is known as a great spot for fly fishing.




You can catch 6 foot + sturgeon at Swan Falls!


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