Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


June Outing: Silver Creek

  • 19 Jun 2020
  • 21 Jun 2020
  • Picabo, Idaho

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Silver Creek Outing

Outing Sponsor:    Bob Harder



The June BVFF outing will be at 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.  Silver Creek can be challenging, but is always a great place to be.

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

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

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.

For those with RV’s desiring hook-up services, the store in Picabo runs/manages an RV site, located across the road from the store in Picabo, and has a few rooms available.

  • 17 RV sites w/ power and water $25/night
  • 10% discount for Good Sam members
  • 1 dump site
  • For reservations call 208.788.3536

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. Picabo Angler also has a live webcam of the creek outside their shop HERE.


  • Saturday June 20
  • No BVFF sponsored Potluck
  • We encourage "social-distancing"
  • Many will go over Thursday or Friday and stay through Sunday
Twilight: (June 20):  9:57 pm
Sunset:  (June 20):  9:19 pm

[June 19 is the summer solstice-- longest daylight of the year]

Those wishing to catch the late afternoon hatch before sunset can do so.


Hayspur camp ground is in relative 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
See Silver Creek Map HERE

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 water.  Pontoon 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.

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