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The Boise Idaho River: Best Urban Fishing Around

Posted by Hughes Group Blog Team on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 5:43pm.

Idaho is a splendid reservoir of outdoor recreation for the everyone. A bounty of natural landscape with world class sporting, Idaho is set apart from her neighbors as well as the nation for its famous fishing. Seeking out remote high mountain lakes or streams? Maybe lowland desert reservoirs. Whatever backdrop you can imagine for your next fishing trip, it won't be far from your backyard with a home in Idaho.

Idaho's waters are stocked with Chinook salmon (native to Idaho), Steelhead trout, Sockeye salmon, Bull trout, Catfish, Cutthroat trout, Browns, Bass, Sturgeon and much more. Idaho has 3,100 miles of river, more than any other state and is the no. 1 producer of the nation's Trout. Idaho is the fisherman's paradise! Our rivers are free flowing amidst rugged mountains and flourishing meadows. Some of Idaho's top destinations include Silver Creek, the Henry's Fork, and the South Fork of the Snake River. You can catch your dinner or catch and release. Whatever your hopes are, Idaho delivers.

Fishing Steps Away


Want fishing right
out your backdoor? One of Boise's splendid urban jewels is the Boise River, which winds its way through the main center of downtown Boise. That's right. It's also one of the most beautiful urban fisheries in the nation. Within the river you'll find stocks of Smallmouth Bass, Carp, Rainbows, Brown Trout, Mountain Whitefish and Catfish. In the fall, the Boise River flourishes with released Steelhead from Idaho Fish and Game, attracting anglers to try their luck. Husky twenty inch 'bows or browns keep fishing coming back for "the big one."  Whatever fish you're out to catch, the Boise River provides great diversity.

If you're looking to venture outside our capital city, the fishing opportunities are endless. Lucky Peak Reservoir is an area favorite and just outside of Boise, one of the coolest and quickest places to get your line in the water and hooked up with Trout and Kokanee, and if you get lucky, Smallmouth Bass. The Reservoir is also frequented for climbing, hiking, camping and boating, and because it's in Boise's backyard, you won't have to spend a day's wages on gas. If you're looking for a place a bit less visited than Lucky Peak, travel just aways upstream to Arrowrock Reservoir and try your line for Trout and Smallmouth Bass. Anderson Ranch Reservoir is located along the South Fork of the Boise River where you can also get your fill of Trout and Kokanee. Find awesome, secluded campsites during your fishing expedition.

The opportunities for fishing in Idaho extend well beyond those mentioned above, but you'll find the fishing spots close to home to be ample enough to fill your needs. Boise, Idaho recreation boasts some of the most sought after destinations and scenic views for not only fishing, but so much more. A home in Idaho is a home in paradise.

Contact us anytime at (208) 571-7145 for more information on Boise Idaho living.

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