Jarbidge River, West Fork

Prior to the construction of numerous downstream dams in Idaho and Oregon, the Jarbidge River in Nevada was home to chinook salmon and steelhead that made incredible journeys from the Pacific Ocean. Currently, the native sport fish community consists of redband trout, bull trout (a federally threatened species), and mountain whitefish.

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Fishing Report

Access to Jarbidge is now through Rogerson, ID due to snow. Flows are low and no report on fishing conditions. As of December 2, the West Fork of the Jarbidge was flowing at 6.37 cfs. There will be no more fishing reports until next spring.


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The Jarbidge River flows for 17 miles in Nevada. The best time to fish is July (following spring run-off) through October. Trout species occurring here include native bull trout, redband trout, and mountain whitefish. Fly-fishing is popular with dry flies producing very exciting catches. Multiple Forest Service campgrounds occur up and downstream of the town of Jarbidge.