The Big Lost River

Enjoy a Fun Day on the Lower Lost with the Spectacular Lost River Range as Backdrop

The Big Lost River is absolutely one of our favorite places to fish. This is the reason Scott named his shop Lost River Outfitters! Its headwaters begin on the east side of the Pioneer Mountains at over 10,000 feet. The many meadow streams and tributaries that feed the Big Lost River are home to rainbow, cutthroat, brook trout, and occasional grayling. The hatches are frequent and the dry fly fishing consistent all season long. The Copper Basin scenery is as varied as and spectacular as anywhere we visit. It is not unusual to see antelope, deer, elk, moose, or even black bear on this the summer and early fall you can see large groups of sage grouse, the summer wildflowers are stunning, and nothing beats the view when the aspens turn golden beneath the jagged peaks of the Pioneer Mountains and White Knobs

Big Lost River

Between the Tailwater Section of the Lower Lost and the Freestone Portion of its Tributaries, the Big Lost River is Home to Sizable Rainbows and Cutthroat

The Big Lost tail water fishery below Mackay reservoir boasts some of the largest and healthiest rainbows in the area. It flows beneath the 12,000-foot peaks of the Lost River Range and through a cottonwood and aspen forest that dazzles the eye with its fall foliage. The hatches of stoneflies, caddis, pale morning duns, blue winged olives, crane flies, and tricos make this one of the most exciting fisheries you can visit.

We are so fortunate as to lease a special piece of private water below the dam. There is a rod fee to access this 2 mile long beat and you have to hire a guide to take you there.
 Just give us a call at 208-726-1706 and we'll take care of your visit .
We are a member of the Sun Valley Alliance.

Call us at 208-726-1706 
to go bird hunting.

Share by: