Fork of the legendary Snake River is a 64 mile tail water fishery
in Eastern Idaho that offers great fly fishing opportunities for
cutthroat, browns and rainbow trout. This section of the Snake
River is considered to be the most important fish and wildlife
riparian habitat in the state. It has a high population of
trout per mile and it is one of the best fishing rivers in the
lower 48 states.
wildlife & bird viewing along the South Fork are spectacular. It
is not uncommon on a day float to view bald eagles, peregrine
falcons, and numerous songbirds as well as moose & deer grazing in
the side channels -- or up close and personal as you float by in
your fishing boat! The river has the largest cottonwood gallery in
the West along its bottomlands. Photographic opportunities abound
for the wildlife enthusiast and the fall colors on the South Fork
are some of the best in West!
Fork is known for prolific insect hatches & terrestrials are
abundant especially in the height of summer weather. Good spring
and fall hatches of Blue Wing Olives dominate the shoulder months.
This activity allows for good dry fly fishing conditions most of
the months of the season especially from July to October and if
the fish are not up and eating on the surface then there are
plenty of opportunities for nymph presentations & streamer
way to fish the South Fork is by drift boat as the access
otherwise is difficult by foot. Using the boat as a means of
transportation allows the angler to cover a lot of water, to fish
to the banks from the boat, and also to get out and wade fish the
numerous gravel bars & side channels.
travel routes to arrive the South Fork are from the airport of
a drive of 30 minutes, and also from
a drive of one hour. There are various lodging accommodations
available in the area of Swan
just ask for our suggestions if booking a trip.
Connections arranges fishing trips on the river with the best
guides from Heise Expeditions, a licensed Idaho outfitter on the
South Fork of the Snake River. Their guides are talented
fishermen, excellent guides and patient instructors of fly
fishing. Each has a passion for the sport and this is communicated
fishing guests. Guided Connections believes that guides provide an
experience that makes your fishing day a memorable & safe one, and
that is what these guides will do. We have worked with Heise
Expeditions for over 15 years and they do a top-notch job. We
enjoy arranging fishing trips on the South Fork through them, and
we can match you to their guide staff members to suit your
expectations for a fun day of fishing. We take any doubts or
hassles out of your trip planning. Heise has both male and female
guides and their guide team is legendary like the river. Call us
for availability. And we can let you know the status of your
desired, but tentative dates immediately.
for Fishing the South Fork
Daily Guided Fishing is available for $480 per day including Idaho
tax for two person to each boat.
Your full day of guided fishing will include instruction where
needed, rods and reels if needed, a delicious picnic lunch, and
plenty of beverages throughout the day. You will be picked up at a
designated meeting point in Swan Valley and returned after your
included: Your Idaho Fishing license and a tip to your guide. A
15% gratuity is customary with a tip to the guide for the day
averaging $75 for a full day or more if you are inclined!!
Guided Trips are offered and will allow you to extend your South
Fork fishing experience to make it two days of fishing adding
a super comfortable camping experience with all the amenities
including a great dinner and hot breakfast the next morning.
You'll fish the awesome canyon section of the South Fork and
arrive to a private, secluded overnight camp, with tents, gear,
comfortable beds, hot water and toilets (with a view!) already set
up. This is a great way to spend two days fishing, and one night
on this gorgeous section of river. Plan ahead so you can secure
the canyon slots for the dates you wish, camp trips are not
offered on Sundays.
Cost for two
persons is $1,550 fishing
2 boat minimum or $1750 for 1 boat.
: Idaho Fishing License and tips to the guide including your
personal camp cook or any assisting staff members.
Fork has several sections of river that average 10 miles in length
that are commercially floatable on this 64 mile section of the
Snake. This length of fishable water allows great variation for
even a full week visit to the area. It is advisable to plan your
desired dates well in advance as outfitters are allowed several
slots on specific river sections each day & these spaces book up
practice catch & release.
Equipment list & directions to
be sent upon making a reservation.
SOUTH FORK FULL DAY FLOAT
The South Fork
of the Snake is one of the West's premier dry fly cutthroat
The Snake is also home to some nice browns and acrobatic rainbows.
TWO GUESTS - $480.00
TWO DAYS FISHING, ONE
NIGHT DELUXE CAMP ON RIVER
Breakfast, two lunches and dinner
TWO GUESTS -
OFF-SEASON ONE-DAY FLOAT TRIP
Plan your trip
between October 15
and May 1
and take advantage of the price and the reduced fishing pressure.
There are still fish to be caught but it can get a tad bit cold
(some days it can also be 70+ degrees ). You still will be
the South Fork of the Snake; one of the West's premier dry fly
cutthroat fisheries with plenty of nice browns and acrobatic
rainbows just itching to be caught.
TWO GUESTS - $ 380.00
advance recommended. A 50% deposit is required to confirm your
Deposits refundable minus a service charge of $50, with 30-day