South Fork of the Snake River, Idaho

South Fork of the Snake River, Idaho

The South Fork is the last stop on the salmonfly circuit, and its fish-a healthy mix of cutthroat, brown, and rainbow trout-are often the most cooperative. Like the Yellowstone, this is big water, best fished from a boat. Unlike the Yellowstone, it can usually be counted on to run clear. The canyon stretch from Conant Valley to Burns Creek offers spectacular scenery along with the chance to take trout that push 10 pounds. Local Pattern: Bear Hair Salmonfly Contact: South Fork Outfitters, 800-483-2110