On June 5, 1976, a disastrous flood hit the small town of Rexburg, Idaho when the poorly constructed Teton Dam broke apart. Now years later, one of the most pristine stretches of water ever to flow through the Western United States has evolved to become a fishing heaven. Fly Fishing Idaho’s Teton River is a unique and special experience. WorldCast Anglers is proud to be one of the few outfitters allowed to guide on this truly remarkable stretch of water.
WorldCast Anglers offers three sections of fun filled fishing adventure:
The Teton Slide
The first is a true test of anglers physical and mental will to access big trout. The day starts by roping our fishing boats 1000 feet down a canyon wall. Waiting below is some exhilarating class IV rapids with giant voracious cutthroats and rainbows hiding among the turbulent waters. Mind you, this is not a trip for the out-of-shape or the faint-of-heart angler. The Spring Hollow section is a long, twisting piece of water with intricate runs divided by short sections of white water, allowing our anglers to take their time and site cast to rising fish.
Old Dam & Lower River
Our third and most popular section has produced some of the largest fish caught by WorldCast Angler’s clients. Twelve miles of pristine run and pool fishing, accessed by drift boats. This section introduces our anglers to intricate cliff walls, and deep lake sections, creating a day of fishing unlike any other in the west. Because of the limited space, WorldCast Anglers guides like to limit the amount of boats accessing these sections.
Upper Teton River
With the majestic Teton Mountains looming against the Valley’s eastern horizon, the Teton River is the most scenic trout stream in North America. Its trout match the picture-postcard memories of a day on this remarkable little river. Trophy sized Yellowstone Cutthroat and rainbow trout lurk in the meandering meadow stream of the upper basin. Located half way between the South Fork and Henry’s Fork, the Teton is an undiscovered gem often ignored by anglers heading to the more popular fisheries. On good days, the Teton River greatly outshines both of its stellar sister rivers by providing exceptional dry fly fishing.
Teton Valley Sections
The Teton River fishes best June to October, often producing the same quality hatches of the South Fork without the pressure of public anglers. The upper Teton reach is a magical 25 mile section, with only a few licensed outfitters able to guide its waters. Long, winding stretches of deep cool trout water meander thru the willow, sage and aspen laden Teton Valley. Early season fishing consists of magnificent mayfly hatches regularly overlapping with caddis, hoppers, stoneflies, baetis, callibaetis, tricos, green and gray drakes throughout the summer. The lazy water allows anglers to stop and present flies down stream or walk the banks positioning for more wary fish. This upper reach is best defined as a spring creek fishery and can be technical fishing. It is best to discuss your departure time with your guide the previous day to an excursion, early morning and late evening produce the greatest opportunities for anglers to catch larger fish. Caribou-Targhee National Forests Permitee. Equal Opportunity Provider. Be sure to check out our Teton River Fly Fishing Report.