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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Flows are starting to pick up with cooling temperatures. Water temps are also seeing a steady decline. This should keep trout fishing fair to good until winter weather cuts off access.\

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.