South Fork of the Boise River

Fishing in Mountain Home
Fishing icon.Hiking & Backpacking icon.

Located between Anderson Ranch Dam and Danskin Bridge, the South Fork of the Boise River boasts a stable population of rainbow trout, whitefish and bull trout. Hike through the lush forests and you’ll have a good chance of spotting an eagle. Take a two-day hike into the canyon and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of large waterfalls farther upstream. You’ll also find plenty of trails wide enough for ATVs and vehicles with 4WD.

Southwest Region Idaho Fish and Game

Things To Know

  • To fish in Idaho any person 14 years of age or older must have a valid fishing license.
  • No bait allowed, one barbless hook per fly or lure.
  • December 1 through March 31 – trout limit is 0, catch-and-release.
  • April 1 through Friday before Memorial Day weekend – closed to fishing.
  • Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through November 30 – trout limit two, none under 20 inches.
  • Trout limit is two, none under 14 inches.
  • To reach the South Fork, head north from Mountain Home on U.S. 20 to Anderson Ranch Dam Road. Cross the dam and head downstream.
  • Find more information here.

Tips for Traveling in Idaho

There's so much to explore in Idaho, but where should you begin? Check out our weekly travel tips and start planning your next adventure.