Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


Outing: Silver Creek

  • 17 Jun 2022
  • 19 Jun 2022
  • Picabo, ID
  • 21


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Wood River Valley/Siler Creek

Date: June 17th (Friday) to June 19th (Sunday)

Outing Type:

Overnight trip

Silver Creek, near Sun Valley.   Early season fishing can often mean high water flows on the rivers, so a spring creek is a good destination choice. 

Alternatively Silver Creek is easy driving distance from other waters, including:

  • ·        Big Wood River
  • ·        Magic Reservoir, and its outlet
  • ·        Big Lost River (~ 1+ hr)

Fish Species:

Rainbow Trout

Brown Trout


For those seeking RV reservations at Picabo Angler, use this link.

The group will be camping at the Idaho Fish & Game campground at the Hayspur Fish Hatchery, just off highway 20—about 8 miles past the junction of Highway 20 and Highway 75 (North side). The camp ground is a large grass meadow with a few small trees (Beware: Russian Olive trees for those with allergies), and can accommodate tents, campers, or small trailers. There is water available, and vault toilets. It is first come, first served for space, and with no fee.

There are also limited camping spots at Idaho Sportsman access points (Point of Rocks), East, and West.

For those looking for a motel/hotel room, we recommend you do a google search for locations in the area. These rooms will book early, so call now.

Boat/Float Tube access:

Floating Silver Creek is a great way to fish the creek. However, be aware that Idaho Fish & Game regulations REQUIRE that you use a float tube-- one that places you down in the waterPontoon style kick boats do not meet this requirement.  The creek is relatively shallow in most places, so when floating, wear wading boots, but not flippers.  The creek can be busy, so good etiquette and consideration to fellow anglers is always appreciated

Wading/Shore Fishing:

Limited in the Silver Creek area, but possible.

Distance from Boise:

145 miles (2 hours and 15)

Go east on Interstate 84, at the second Mountain Home exit, turn north on Idaho 20


There are also limited camping spots at Idaho Sportsman access points (Point of Rocks), East, and West.

Picabo Angler is located inside the Picabo store and has a full line of fly fishing tackle. The store also serves food.

Picabo Angler has been an exhibitor at the Western Idaho FF Expo for several years now, please invite them back for EXPO 2023.

Hayspur campground is in relatively close proximity to a number of access points on Silver Creek:

  • ·        West Silver Creek Access
  • ·        Nature Conservancy Silver Creek Preserve (Remember to sign in at the hut)
  • ·        Point of Rocks
  • ·        East Silver Creek Access
  • ·        Hwy 20 Bridge

The campground is also a good location to fish Magic Reservoir. This can be an outstanding float tube area. There is al link below for Magic.

BVFF Host:

Bob Harder



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Data from IDF&G:

Silver Creek:

Magic Reservoir:

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