Silver Creek Fishing Info
Idaho, the first thing that flashes in anyone’s mind is the Silver Creek! Anglers from around the world come year after year to the Silver Creek to catch big, wild brown trouts. The clear water and the promise of a terrific catch are what draws them here.
Silver Creek lies in the middle of the State of Idaho. It is a picturesque stream of deep blue water that is extremely well maintained and protected. The Silver Creek is a spring-fed tributary of the Little Wood River.
There are a lot of things that make the silver creek a dream destination for anglers:
- The stream is a storehouse of some of the biggest trouts;
- The water of the stream is pristinely clean and well kept;
- The view of the mountains is stunningly beautiful and
- The insect population in the stream is amazing making for the availability of natural food for the fishes found here.
Other attractions that make this place perfect is the skiing resort close by and the happening Sun Valley which is a short drive away.
The fishes found here are brown and the rainbow trout. However, the trout here are so big that they can give a big fight to the anglers. A lot of anglers even call the Silver Creek as their graduation school.
The currents here are smooth but extremely hard to judge. They are tricky at places and cannot be seen to deflect. That is why it is also very difficult to catch hold of those large sized trouts.
Fly and sight fishing is allowed in most parts of the stream. The bed of the river is filled with lush vegetation and the insect population here is amazingly big. This is one of the reasons why the fishes here grow to a very big size. Also the vegetation in places makes it easy for the fishes to hide and escape the angler’s fly.
Some of the places in the creek are accessible only on float tubes. The creek can be accessed downstream of highway number 20. Below highway 93, the stream becomes too difficult to access.
Residents and non-residents above the age of fourteen years must carry a fishing license and a permit to fish in Idaho. Children below fourteen years who are residents require no license to fish. A non-resident child under fourteen years must mandatorily be accompanied by an adult who has a valid permit and licenses to fish in Idaho.
Fishing in the Silver Creek is open throughout the year. The sheer availability of insects and adequate vegetation makes it an ideal place to fish anytime in the year. Summers however are safer bets where the currents are not so choppy. Sneaking and stalking the trout in summer months is also easier than in winter. Anglers must first of all sight the fish and use the right weight on their fly if they want to carry anything back to their camps. Otherwise, the trout here are so used to fly fishing that it is possible that the angler stays in here for a day and still not be lucky at all!