10 Idaho Lakes and Rivers Perfect for Fishing

Idaho, United States

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Spend this weekend relaxing next to Idaho’s beautiful rivers and lakes.​

Is there anything as peaceful as standing next to a river or lake, letting your mind wander, with nothing to worry about except casting your next line? Fishing is the ultimate way to simultaneously relax and be active in the Great Outdoors. If this sounds like your kind of adventure and you find yourself in Idaho this fall, you are in for a treat. Idaho is full of amazing fishing opportunities surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. Check out 10 of our favorite fishing spots, throw your fishing gear in the car and spend this weekend relaxing next to Idaho’s beautiful rivers and lakes.

1. The South Fork of the Boise River 

Photo: Dusty Klein

2. Silver Creek 

Photo: Sarah Sheehy

3. Stanley Lake

Photo: George Manlove

4. Saddleback Lakes 

Photo: Fudo Jahic

5. Trail Creek Lakes

Photo: Garren Moore

6. Sawtooth Lake 

Photo: Dusty Klein

7. Redfish Lake

Photo: Matt O’Connor

8. Fishhook Creek

Photo: Ross Miller

9. Marten and Kelly Lakes

Photo: Garren Moore

10. Alice Lake

Photo: Dusty Klein

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Cover photo: Dusty Klein

Published: September 27, 2016

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