Fly fishing in Camas County is nothing less than epic. Rip some lip on local rivers like the South Fork of the Boise, Big Smoky Creek, Little Smoky Creek and more. Just a short driving distance away you can find the Big Wood River and world famous Silver Creek.
Of course if cruising the lake is more your style, make sure to try our local reservoirs where you won’t find too much competition. The closest reservoir to Fairfield is Mormon Reservoir which is unknown to most people outside of the county. Also try your luck at the local Kid Pond just a mile or so east of town. If you are really of the hardcore type, there are 10 (harder to reach) lakes in Camas County that offer fantastic fishing opportunities. Here is a list of the local lakes in Camas County, and their related area (Hiking or Horseback necessary):
- Bass Lakes (Ross Peak)
- Goat Lake (Ross Peak)
- Heart Lake (Jumbo Mountain)
- Little Bear Lake (Newman Peak)
- Macon Lake (Macon Flat Road)
- Paradise Lake (Paradise Peak)
- Perkons Lake (Marshall Peak)
- Ross Fork Lakes (Atlanta East)
- Smoky Dome Lakes (Boardman Creek)
- Snowslide Lakes (Paradise Peak)
Types of fish that are available in Idaho include salmon, brook, brown, cutthroat, whitefish, rainbow trout, steelhead, catfish, bass, tiger muskie, carp, warmouth, and walleye.
The state of Idaho offers one “free” fishing day per year, where no fishing license is required so families and individuals can enjoy fishing in the area. Free fishing day for 2011 is June 11th and for 2012 is June 9th.
For more information on fishing in Camas County and Idaho, as well as rules, regulations, and applications for fishing licenses visit the Idaho Fish and Game website located here.
They also offer a complete, downloadable fishing guide for Idaho which offers details on fishing areas in Camas County, as well as catch limits. Camas County is part of the Magic Valley Fishing Region.