Big Wood River

Ketchum, Idaho 83340

Big Wood River

Big Wood River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A rich, freestone-type stream, the Big Wood River flows through the Wood River Valley in the Ketchum/ Sun Valley area. Trout of high quality and good size challenge fly fishers most of the entire 75 miles of the Wood. The most popular fishing area is from the town of Bellevue north to the North Fork of the Big Wood River.

The section below Magic Reservoir, or “The Canyon,” is good yet mystifying. Fall irrigation storage reduces the water flow to a mere trickle but surprisingly, heavy fish kills do not result. Types of Fish: Rainbow trout. This trail guide covers the “where, when, and how: to fish in this region. You’ll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."

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Best January-March, July, & September-November; Fair August & December
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