Jarbidge River, East 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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The river is still very high and in potential flood stage especially with forecasted thunderstorms hitting remaining snowpack. Clarity is improving and fishing is beginning to improve despite higher stream flows.

Jarbidge River, East Fork Angler Guide Information


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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.