March 24, 2018

The Blind Leading The Blind?

trouthunterIf you come to Island Park for the first time and you act as your own fishing guide, that’s who you are and what you’re doing — the blind leading the blind. There is spectacular fishing to be had in Island Park. Some of the best blue ribbon trout waters in the country flow right through the middle of Island Park. But that doesn’t mean every stretch is blue ribbon — or even that every stretch that is normally good is good this week.


If you’re going to learn the waters here, the fastest way to do so is with a guide. I’ve heard people say, “Oh, it’s so expensive.” My question to them is, how expensive is it if you come here from timbuktu and never catch a decent fish? On the other hand, what is it worth to you to know that you’ll have a great time on the short vacation time you have? You spent thousands of dollars to come and stay here, doesn’t it make sense to do everything you can to ensure you have a great time while you’re here? You don’t need a guide every day you’re here, by any means, but you do need someone to show you the ropes the first time or two if you’re really going to maximize your time in Island Park.

While there are a lot of great guides on the lakes and rivers of Island Park, when I need to make a recommendation to someone I care about I have them call our friends at Trouthunter ( They are honest, knowledgeable, friendly and they know the river. Fishing is who they are. They don’t take it casually and they don’t settle for anything but your success and enjoyment. If you want to learn the river from the best, give trout hunters a call at 208-558-9900. They’ll get you off on the right foot to your vacation in Island Park.


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