The Boise River In-Town

The Boise River In-Town

The Boise River runs right through the center of Boise and is one of the city’s treasures. A series of beautiful public parks parallel the river and are linked by the 26-mile long Boise River Greenbelt. The river and greenbelt provide year round recreational opportunities including rafting, walking, running, bicycling, and fishing. We use these readily accessible areas for many of our classes, clinics, and for Spey casting lessons.
Just minutes away from the Idaho Angler, the Boise River is a great tail-water fishery where visitors and residents can spend a half-day fly fishing for stocked and wild rainbow and brown trout. The river fishes year round, but is best when the river flows are down, typically from mid-summer (June) through the fall and winter months until spring runoff (April) raises river levels too high for fly fishing.


Nymphing with weighted flies and strike indicators is often the most productive way to catch trout on the Boise, focusing on deeper runs and slots. Summer caddis and fall Blue Wing Olives can bring trout and whitefish to the surface in the softer water. In the fall, steelhead are stocked in the river and create exciting fly fishing opportunities!


Join our experienced guides for walk-and-wade fishing on the Boise River, or spend a full day with us on a Lower Boise River float trip. You’ll be surprised by the quality of fishing and the solitude you’ll experience on a float trip.



Boise Walk-and-Wade Guided Fishing Trips

1-2 people – Half-Day: $350.00; Full-Day: $495.00
3 people – Half-Day: $395.00; Full-Day: $695.00 (*prices subject to change)


Boise River In-Town Float Trips

1-2 people Full-Day Only: $495.00 (*prices subject to change)