Northern Idaho Vacation Rentals – Fly Fishing in Idaho’s Rivers
Some of the most spectacular fly fishing rivers in the United States are located in northern Idaho. If you have been itching to pull on your waders and to drop your freshly tied lure into the crystal waters of the St. Joe or North Fork of the Clearwater rivers, then look into nearby northern Idaho vacation rentals
Idaho’s rivers hold promise of magnificent rainbow or brook trout eager to slurp up your floating bait. Toss your line into the swirling waters of the Clearwater and chances are you will find a 3 pounder at the other end in less than five casts. Strategically place a black stonefly using some short flings along under brush and you will attract a beautiful rainbow trout. Before you catch your limit, be sure to have a current fishing license and trout permit.
Check on the regulations for keeping trout before you take your trophies back to your private Idaho vacation rental. Depending on what river you fish, you may have to return your catch to the river. Today, Idaho manages the river fish population with catch-and-release regulations. In catch-and-release waters fishermen are limited to barbless hooks, fly fishing and artificial lures. Do not string a juicy night crawler or salmon egg onto a bait hook. No live or fresh bait is allowed.
The decades of over harvesting greatly depleted the fisheries, but that is vastly improved with more conscious fish management regulations. Cutthroat trout have made a great comeback and the upper banks of the St. Joe River are filled with plenty of trout up to 20-inches. This northern Idaho River starts at St. Joe Lake in the Bitterroot Range running along the Montana and Idaho border.
Riverfront Cabin Vacation Rentals by Owner
Check into one of our several Idaho vacation rentals properties with a riverfront view. Once you arrive you won’t want to unpack anything but the fishing gear, slide into your waders and take a few steps to the crystal waters of an Idaho river flowing just a few steps from the cabin’s deck. Take a few minutes to enjoy the view and fresh air before you venture into the fishing waters. Once you start focusing on the beauties you catch, you will forget about the mountain views.
Of course, you will be tempted to spend the entire day walking up and down the river, but remember you have several days of fishing ahead. Head back to your home to spend a few hours relaxing with friends or family inside your private Idaho vacation rental by owner from StairwaytoHaven.