Fishing Stanley Idaho, Sawtooth MountainsSome folks are content hiking to a lake, relaxing on the shore, and taking it all in. For others, water means fishing.

The Sawtooths hold many high alpine lakes teeming with cutthroat trout. Many of the best fishing lakes are well off the beaten path and require off-trail hiking – not to mention a knowledge of where you’re going! We catch mostly Cutthroat trout on fly patterns typical of those used in the popular Wood River Drainage near Sun Valley.

Alpine lake fishing can be done as a day hike or as a multi-day backpack trip. Please visit these pages to learn more details.