lower boise river
The Boise River runs right through the center of Boise and is one of the city’s most treasured recreational attributes. A series of beautiful public parks parallel the river and are linked by the 26-mile long Boise River Greenbelt system. The river and greenbelt provide year round recreational opportunities that include rafting, walking, running, bicycling, and fishing.
The Boise River through town is a tailwater fishery that provides nearby angling opportunities to residents and visitors alike. Sections of the river are managed with special regulations to ensure quality fishing for rainbows, browns, and whitefish.
Popular areas (from eastside to westside of town) include Barber Park, the University stretch between Broadway and Capitol Boulevards, and Eagle Island. Rainbows predominate on the eastside, while numbers of brown trout increase moving west as the river temperature warms. (Editors note: One of the reasons the stretch of the Boise River below Ann Morrison Park to Veterans Parkway isn't listed is the lack of access and the condition and channelizing of the river which will be in part corrected through the Boise River Recreation Park project)
We also utilize the river in the downtown park sections for teaching our advanced and Spey casting classes.
Suggested Flies: Bead head nymphs, caddis larva, caddis dries, hoppers, woolly buggers.
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