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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Cast a Line in Jackson Hole

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3. What to Do


Snake River, home to some of the most prized sporting fish on the planet.  

Cast for world-class brown trout on the South Fork of the Snake River, just across the border in Idaho, and one of the planet’s true trophy fisheries for big browns. World Cast Anglers’ Victor, Idaho, outpost is home to some of the river’s best guides ($495 for full-day guided trips for two), and they’re equally helpful to beginners and more experienced sport fishers.

Face the challenge of catching rainbow trout on the Henry’s Fork, where the fish are as technically challenging as any trout you’ll encounter. Henry’s Fork Anglers offers excellent local guides ($490 for full-day guided trips for two), who will help you make the right cast and presentation to pick up a fat, healthy eighteen-inch specimen.

Take the scenic route for wild cutthroat trout on the Snake River. If there’s a prettier way to spend the day than floating in the shadow of the 12,605-foot Grand Teton, you’d be hard-pressed to find it. The fishing isn’t bad, either. Wild native fish of any kind are rare these days, and the cuttys you’ll encounter here are some of the most prized and beautiful sporting fish on the planet. The Orvis shop in Jackson can make arrangements for you to go with a guide.


Published on Jul 25, 2011 as a web exclusive.

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