Big Wood River Fishing Report

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The Big Wood River, which is fed from the mountains to the north of the Snake River Plain, cuts through 0.8 m.y. old basalt in an area north and east of Shoshone, Idaho.
 
Be ready for hard fighting, healthy wild trout! There is no stocking on the main Big Wood River which runs for 137 miles in central Idaho.
 
Team up with a local outfitter to help you create the perfect cast and amazing memories in this breathtaking location. Located in central Idaho, it is a tributary of the Malad River.
 
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Tributaries:
It is a tributary of the Malad River
Source:
Sawtooth Range
Mouth:
Malad River
Length:
137 miles
Game Fish Opportunities
Guide Reports
The Big Wood River is closed for the season and will open on 5/28/16.
Fishing Water Report:
Date:
Sunday, 3 Apr, 2016
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Fishing Access Sites
Easley Campground is located along the beautiful Big Wood River at an elevation of 6800 feet, conveniently close to Ketchum, Idaho only 14 miles south. Visitors enjoy fishing, hiking ... moreand soaking at Easley Hot Springs.Natural Features:
A forest of Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine and aspen offers plentiful shade in the campground. Colorful summer wildflowers are abundant and willows dot the banks of the river. Temperatures are cool with an average summer high of 78 and a low of 40.

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Recreation
Easley is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Fly-fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout is popular on the Big Wood River, as is float tubing. 

The 20-mile Harriman Trail passes through the campground, offering excellent hiking and biking. Numerous trails spur off the Harriman Trail leading to deep canyons, sparkling lakes, swimming holes and more great high country fishing.

Facilities
The campground offers several family campsites, most of which have scenic views of the Boulder Mountains to the east. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided, but there is no electricity. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Nearby Attractions
Easley Hot Springs is less than 1/4-mile away, just past the campground entrance. A swimming pool, hot tubs and showers are available for a small fee, and a small store is located on-site.

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area Visitor Center is 6.5 miles from the campground, with a small museum, bookstore and area information. A dump station and drinking water are located here as well.

Sun Valley Resort is 11 miles away, with hiking, biking, guided horseback riding and beautiful mountain scenery.

Popular area events include Wagon Days in Ketchum in September, and in Stanley an hour away, an Arts & Crafts Fair in July, and Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair and Fireman's Ball in September.

Find out about the latest fishing action with our Big Wood River Fishing Report
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Activities:
Fishing, Picnicking, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Swimming
Picnic Site:
Fire Ring
Sanitation & Water:
Drinking Water, Toilet
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