South Fork of the Boise River

Fishing in Mountain Home
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The South Fork of the Boise River is one of the most famous stretches of river in Southwest Idaho. It’s located between Anderson Ranch Dam and Danskin Bridge and boasts a stable population of rainbow trout, whitefish, and bull trout. There are no fees to camp along the dispersed sites, and all spaces are first-come, first-served.

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.