Trail Creek, Sun Valley, Idaho

9 August 2005 By Dan Bachman • Fishing-Spots • Comments (0)

Last Updated: August 20, 2005

Synopsis: An awesome little creek that only fishes well after the water has dropped and cleared around the middle of July. With virtually no fishing pressure on this stream you can catch the stocked triploid(sterile) Rainbows and the wild Brookies. No fish over 14 inches so bring your 3, 4 and 5 weight rods along with 5x and 6x tippets. You don’t need to wait for a hatch to fish the Trail as these fish always seem to be hungry when it’s sunny between 10 AM and 4 PM.

Flies: Never used anything but the unofficial state fly of Idaho, the Renegade, in sizes 12-18

Map: Trail Creek

How to get there: Go past Sun Valley on Sun Valley Rd. like you are going to Copper basin. A couple miles past Sun Valley you will come to a bridge where the creek is then on the left side of the road. Fish from there up to the beaver ponds.

GPS:
(Decimal Degrees)
N 43.730329
W -114.309837

Location Specific Regulations: None that I am aware of…

Dates Fished:
Nearly every summer since 1977

Bonus: When you’re done fishing you can get in a round of golf at the world famous Sun Valley Golf Course or eat some of the best prime rib you’ll ever have at the Warm Springs Ranch Restaurant

Word of caution: Occasionally there are sheep in the area that can foul the water accompanied by vicious guard dogs.

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