Big Creek Fly Fishing

The MOST popular fly fishing river in Idaho.

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The Big Creek runs 30 miles eastward through the Frank Church Wilderness-Of-No-Return to the confluence with the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. This catch-and-release river is known for its west-slope cutthroat trout, many above 14 inches. Access is provided from the headwaters, and a trail runs the northern shore for its entire length descending from 6,000 feet down to 3,500 feet at the confluence. There are plenty of stairstep pools and deep-plunge pools. This is a waders paradise since the run is too tough to float.

Overall, Big Creek is the 1st most popular fly fishing river of all 17 fly fishing spots in Idaho.


Local Contact(s):  NPNF (406) 363-7117 or (208) 926-4258; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820.

Recommended Book:  "Idaho Best Fishing Waters" from Wilderness Press

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Big Creek Fly Fishing Review

GPS:  45.161312, -115.249372

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/11/2016

ID:  19828

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