Category Archives: Idaho

Selkirk Caribou On The Brink Of Extinction

This is a true bummer, a unique species trying to make a go of it and getting no love in return. I mean, come on . . . caribou in Idaho and Montana? That’s worth saving. If we can’t save … Continue reading

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Deja vu: Idaho Fish Kill Mirrors Yellowstone River Woes

A big fish kill on Montana’s Yellowstone River shut down guides and common anglers this summer and it appears that the disease that crushed the Stone’s whitefish population is doing some damage in Idaho, too. Here’s IDF&G’s take on the … Continue reading

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Hucks and Cutts: July Is Go Time

The old rule of thumb in northern Idaho, western Montana and southeast British Columbia said you can fish just about any cutthroat creek, after the Fourth of July. Showing up earlier meant you might be limited by high water. But … Continue reading

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Redington’s Chromer Spey: Big Hucks For A Fair Price

Whenever I travel to fish for salmon or steelhead, I like to take two sticks, one usually being some high-end rod that would make me cringe if I broke it, the other a less expensive model that’s perfectly capable of … Continue reading

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Image(s) of The Week

Spent some time in eastern Idaho this past summer as part of a Patagonia press junket that explained the merits of its new waders (more on that soon), and the advantages of tenkara rods for some situations. Also got out … Continue reading

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Twenty Four Hours for Idaho Steelhead

Giving yourself 24 hours to catch a western steelhead isn’t exactly stacking the odds in your favor. Especially when you spend seven of those driving and eight sleeping. But that’s what I did this weekend, leaving for Idaho after coaching … Continue reading

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Fall: Too Many Options

Every dedicated outdoorsman knows that fall is too short. There are too many good options at this time of year and not enough time to do them all. Fishing for cutthroats. Fishing for steelhead. Hunting birds. Hunting big game. All … Continue reading

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In Three Years: Walleye Numbers Double in Clark Fork Delta/Lake Pend Orielle

I did a little fly fishing for walleye this summer, including a week-long trip to Ontario for just that purpose; I can’t say they are my new go-to specie. In fact, I failed rather miserably in catching any good size … Continue reading

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Major Trout Decline in Idaho’s South Fork Snake River

Idaho’s South Fork Snake is one of my favorite rivers, a place where you can hammer up to 50 native cutthroats a day when the fishing is good, and it’s also a place where you have a legitimate shot at … Continue reading

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Five Killer Winter Fly Fishing Streams

You have decided during this most recent cold spell that fishing is pretty much over in the northern Rockies until, say, March or April. But that’s not true at all. There are plenty of winter opportunities sprinkled around the Rockies … Continue reading

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