Fishing in the Twin Falls Area
Let the fin begin! Avid anglers can find a variety of game fish in waterways that grace the south-central Idaho counties of Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Elmore, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Oneida, Owyhee, Power and Twin Falls.
For example, along the scenic Snake River and its tributaries, the clear waters are teaming with catches of Idaho cutthroat trout, and even salmon that head home to Southern Idaho to nest each year. Many residents and out-of-state tourists say the Snake River offers the best fishing, not only in the United States, but the entire world.
The region also renders excellent bass fishing on area rivers and reservoirs, including Dierkes Lake near Twin Falls, Massacre Rocks near American Falls, Carey Lake near Carey, and reservoirs such as Condie, Glendale and Winder. Besides conventional fishing, catching bass is a great way to introduce children to this excellent outdoor activity, plus bass is ideal for fly fishermen. Speaking of which, another especially successful waterway for fly fishing is Silver Creek, which can yield brown trout as long as 25 inches. Other good catches of trout can be found at the Nature Conservancy, Point of Rocks, Hagerman Wildlife Management Area, Filer Ponds and near the Brown Drake Hatch.
Other top angling destinations in Southern Idaho include Duck Valley, Little Camas, Salmon River, Trail Creek and Warm Springs, many of which feature prime opportunities to snag bluegill, crappie and perch, with perch being fun to catch and delicious to eat. Meanwhile, some of the best walleye fishing in the western United States occurs on Salmon Falls Creek and the Oakley Reservoir.
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