Fly-fishing Idaho, Lesser Known River Bitch Creek


Not just will be the streams in Idaho dazzling fly-fishing, but there are a plentiful quantity of creeks that deliver up beautiful native trout. Bitch creek is one of those lesser known creeks which dazzling.

Idaho fly-fishing in Bitch Creek that knows how Bitch Creek got its title, but us Frenziers have our concept. You can find 2 accessibility points to fish on Bitch Creek that i shall elaborate on additional, however the one accessibility point that people frequently seafood is quite high and rather a hike to have down. Even worse as compared to hike down, is the ridiculous hike out. We have always stated, that when you get down you are good, but it is a Bitch to leave. Thus title Bitch Creek.

The Creek

The River begins as two individual forks that sooner or later join just before the Idaho border in Wyoming. North Bitch Creek begins simply north of Moose hill. Southern Bitch Creek begins simply north of Dry Ridge hill both peaks within the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The two creeks meander out from the mountains and eventually meet about 5 miles due east from the Idaho/Wyoming border forming Bitch Creek. Prior to it crosses into Idaho the Jackpine Creek in addition dumps into Bitch Creek. Once in Idaho, it’s used whilst the border splitting Fremont County and Teton County. It runs through dazzling canyon settings before it sooner or later dumps to the Teton River northwest of Driggs, Idaho. Bitch creek is itself just about 15 miles long. The north and south forks add yet another 8 – 10 miles, however the prime fishing oceans is just about 12 – 15 miles.

Place Bitch Creek is located in Southeast Idaho originating north regarding the beautiful Tetons. It passes through a part of the Jedediah Smith Wilderness before entering Idaho and continuing its trip through the Caribou Targhee National Forest. Of course it does not lack beauty.

When I earlier mentioned, there are 2 main accessibility points. Probably the most prominent is located on Highway 32 simply north regarding the booming metropolis of Felt Idaho. Highway 32 is a connector highway from Ashton, Idaho to Tetonia Idaho. Getting there you are taking Hwy 33 away from Rexburg, Idaho towards Driggs and simply before Tetonia Idaho just take Hwy 32 north. North of Felt Idaho Hwy 32 crosses Bitch Creek. There is a pull off where you are able to park and hike down to the creek either upstream or downstream. Personally have not fished upstream. The second accessibility point is a favorite regarding the frenzy team and someplace which has had delivered up some of the largest cutthroat trout I have previously caught. Getting here take Hwy 32 away from Ashton Idaho towards Tetonia and you will pass a little city called Drummond Idaho (Famous for the Drummond club). Just past Drummond about 2 miles you will see a dirt road to the south called 4350 E. its recognizable because of the two fence frameworks that adorn both sides regarding the road. It will probably appear that you’re entering a farmers lawn because of the farmhouses and sheds could pass, but carry on plus the dust road starts to get more narrow sooner or later ending during the edge of a steep canyon. Searching along the canyon is vast comparison from the huge whole grain industries which you pass while you arrive here. Once here, you will see within the canyon two converging liquid systems that flow into one. That’s where Bitch Creek dumps to the Teton River. While I have been to the place often times I nevertheless apparently get lost any other time. Its a tricky place to find, but as soon as found is among the better little creek fishing could previously get a hold of. As a side note, kindly respect the landowners/farmers properties by remaining on the dust roads that enable us fisherman access to these beautiful spots.


Fishing Bitch Creek is unlike virtually any fishery i have been to. The accessibility is difficult plus the hike to the creek is even even worse, but all of this increases the experience that you’re alone within miles among these seafood that call it home. And chances are you will be alone, never witnessing someone else’s face the whole day.

I initially practiced this Creek about 12 years back whenever Marc Crapo took me there. Ever since then, I have attempted to get every summer time and I also have regularly pulled 17 – 18 inches Cutts using this small creek. Whenever I arrive at the confluence regarding the Teton and Bitch, i move upstream the Bitch. The creek has great swimming pools and runs around every part. Unless you force you to ultimately end, you might find your self never making because of the ‘just round the after that part’ syndrome that this creek produces.

The best time to seafood is after spring runoff from mid June on. Yetter, Gene Simmons, and I also learned the hard way on Frenzy 1 in 2002. I’ve mostly fished sub surface with stone fly nymphs primarily the famous Bitch Creek nymph. Standards such as pheasant tails, hares ears, and prince nymphs always work very well. Hopper patterns have also proven extremely effective.

If you should be in search of the right destination to get huge Cutts with which has no force after that Bitch Creek can be your destination.


Resource by Aaron Peterson


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