The Sawtooths hold many high alpine lakes teeming with cutthroat trout.

Some folks are content hiking to a lake, relaxing on the shore, and taking it all in. For others, water means fishing.

The Sawtooths are packed with over 400 alpine lakes, most containing cuthroat and rainbow trout, but catching one can be tricky with all the distracting scenery! Many excellent fishing lakes can be reached by scenic 4-5 mile hikes. Other destinations are off the beaten path and can only be reached with off-trail travel by adventurous hikers.  Whether young or old, novice or experienced, fly fisher or spin caster, the Sawtooths offer fishing opportunities for everyone.

Alpine lake fishing can be also done as a multi-day backpack trip to reach the truly remote lakes that see few fisherman. Contact us for more details!

Difficulty: No fishing experience necessary but good fitness helpful

Duration: 8 hours

Meeting Time: Generally 9am

Meeting Location: Depends on destination

What We Provide:

  • Friendly, knowledgeable, and professional guide
  • Boat ride across Redfish Lake (if applicable)

What You Need:

  • Lunch and water
  • Basic outdoor clothing, rain jacket, and suitable footwear
  • Small backpack (we can provide if necessary)
  • Trekking poles highly recommended
  • If necessary, fishing gear can be rented from McCoy’s Tackle Shop
  • Read the equipment list

Ratio: 4-6:1

Rates:

1 person$415/person
2 people$225/person
3 people$165/person
4 or more$140/person