Although the Big Wood River and its tributaries, Warm Springs Creek and Trail Creek are considered to be the “bread and butter” streams of the area, you will not want to sell this fishery short. The Big Wood is not planted, grows big wild trout, has a healthy population of fish, and hatches as well as any freestone river that we fish. From the green drake hatch in July to the midge hatches of February, the Big Wood is a beautiful fishery. It flows approximately fifty miles though the WoodRiver Valley starting at Titus Lake, flowing from Alpine forest into the Cottonwoods of the lower valley. The season is from Memorial Day weekend to March 31. On a big snow year it may not become fishable until July.
Large Browns and Rainbows in all Seasons
Although we enjoy the “upper river” many of our guides like to pursue the large brown trout and rainbows both above and below Magic Reservoir. The Big Wood River was once considered to be the best freestone river in Idaho. With the catch and release regulation that it has enjoyed, it may still be
the best. Call Lost River at 208-726-1706 for details.
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