South Fork Float
About an hour over the hill in Idaho flows the South Fork of the Snake River, one of the most prolific trout streams in North America. With a population of nearly 7,000 fish per mile, it is no wonder the South Fork has gained the reputation that it has.
The South Fork has rainbows, browns and cutthroats, which gives it a variety few other rivers have.
Because of its size, the South Fork is perfect for float fishing. In fact, floating is the most realistic way of fishing this large river because many of the structures you fish just can’t be reached from the bank. With a guide at the oars, you’ll cast against the large cottonwoods that line the banks.
In some places you can stop at a gravel bar in the middle of the river and work a riffle. Whether you are a dry fly fisherman or enjoy using stoneflies and/or streamers, these large trout are ready to take your offering.
These trips are offered through Heise Expeditions, a licensed Idaho outfitter.
Find current conditions for the South Fork River on our South Fork River Fishing Report