The South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho has some of the best dry fly fishing for smallmouth bass and steelhead in the United States. According to the BLM, the Snake River has the largest native cutthroat trout fishery outside of Yellowstone National Park. The river is officially classified as a blue ribbon trout fishery that primarily offers tailwater fishing. Access points are easy-to-find and numerous.
The Idaho portion of the Snake River creates a riparian corridor that supports a diverse wildlife population. Over a hundred bird species make the area their home, and big game, including elk, moose, bears, and mountain lions, are regularly sighted in the area. The fish are just as varied, with brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout, and smallmouth bass, to name a few. Steelhead return to Idaho from the Pacific Ocean in the spring and fall to lay their eggs, and bring once-in-a-lifetime fishing opportunities with them.
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