Photo credits: Hailey Chamber, Carol Waller
Ahhhh, fishing in the Wood River Valley!
When Lewis and Clark passed through Idaho on their way to the Pacific in 1805, Idaho’s rivers and streams supported about 4 million wild salmon and steelhead (ocean-going rainbow trout). The mighty Snake, Salmon and Clearwater rivers produced some of the greatest chinook salmon and steelhead runs on earth. And around here today you can experience some of the best fishing in the world at renowned spots such as Silver Creek Preserve, the Big Wood and Little Wood Rivers, and the Big Lost River in the Copper Basin.
The Wood River Valley region is well-known as a hunter’s paradise, with the opportunity to hunt big game such as elk, mule deer and predators, as well as a variety of upland birds.
Idaho Fish & Game has dates, details and further information on fishing & hunting in our area.
Fishing/Hunting related businesses in Hailey:
- Sturtos (fishing gear, clothing, and guides)
- High Desert Sports (archery and hunting supplies)
- White Cloud Outfitters (guided fishing and hunting trips)