World-Class fishing is accessible right here in the Western United States, which in many cases is not too far or too expensive. Here are our top 5 reasons to fish the Western US!
Blue ribbon fisheries are everywhere! If you’re unfamiliar with blue ribbon fisheries, they refer to a recreational area with great fishing opportunities. Official blue ribbon criteria include water quality and quantity, public accessibility, healthy repopulation to keep the size and number of fish at a good level, the ability for the fish populations to withstand angling pressure, and possibly the opportunity to fish for a specific species. Therefor, these fisheries are a great opportunity to fish the western US and catch a variety of healthy, beautiful fish. You do not have to look far for blue ribbon trout water in the west.
Definitely consider our Middle Fork trip if you’re looking for a blue ribbon fishing experience.
Fish for a diversity of species. Many of the waters located in the western US are home to a variety of trout and other species. On any given day you can reel in a variety of trout alone. Some trout species include Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat, or if you’re lucky, the predatory Bull Trout. Even so, you may also have some opportunities to catch “non-traditional” species like bass, crappie, bluegill or others. Nevertheless, these are just as fun (in my humble opinion). If you have a particular species in mind that you want to catch, there’s sure to be a fishery that lends itself to making that happen.
Easy to get to. Getting to any of the western states is a breeze no matter where you are located. If you opt to fly, start by travelling to a major airport like Denver or Boise and then catch a small plane to remote areas like Stanley, Idaho or Seeley Lake, Montana – it is sure to be an adventure in itself! If you prefer road trips, check out this site to plan fun activities along the way! There’s nothing like driving through the countryside at your leisure.
Landscapes are stunning. Undoubtedly, some of these fisheries are located in some of the most stunning places on earth. Fishing tends to lead you into some amazing places where ever you go, but fishing the western US is unforgettable. From cascading cliffs and ancient sequoia trees of Yosemite, to the rusty red layers of the Grand Canyon, the west coast looks more like an artist’s masterfully picked-palette than an actual place to set foot on. Sure the New York skyline is nice, but you’ve never seen anything like the wide open spaces in the west!
Last but not least, craft breweries are everywhere. Without a doubt, one of the best ways to relax after a day of fishing is to enjoy a cold beer. Unwind with a nice cold craft brew and the plethora of breweries located in the West. It doesn’t matter if you are in Colorado or Idaho, Montana or Wyoming, you are never more than a stone’s throw away from a craft brewery. Many of these locations also offer tours and tastings on a daily basis. Along with tasty beer, many of these places offer unique food truck experiences or menus of their own.
Interested? Got Fishing can answer all your questions and set you up with a great outfitter. Visit: www.gotfishing.com or Call Us at 208-630-3373