Not solely are the rivers in Idaho an attractive fly fishing, however there are additionally a variety of creeks that ship an attractive native trout. Bitch Creek is one in all these lesser recognized creeks that’s magnificent.
Idaho Fly Fishing in Bitch Creek Who is aware of how Bitch Creek acquired his identify, however us Frenziers have our doctrine. There are 2 entry factors for fishing at Bitch Creek, which I’ll implement additional, however one of many entry factors we normally fish is a really steep and simple stroll to get down. Worse and the bike down, absurdly expired. We've all the time stated that once you get down you're good, but it surely's a bitch to get out. That's why the identify is Bitch Creek.
The river begins as two separate forks that finally take part proper in entrance of the Idaho border in Wyoming. North Bitch Creek begins proper north of Moose Mountain. South Bitch Creek begins simply north of Dry Ridge Mountain each peaks within the Grand Teton Nationwide Park in Wyoming. The 2 waters fly out of the mountains and finally meet about 5 miles east of the Idaho / Wyoming border that kind Tik Creek. Simply earlier than heading to Idaho, Jackpine Creek additionally throws in Bitch Creek. As soon as in Idaho, it’s used because the border separating Fremont County and Teton County. It passes by way of dramatic canyon settings earlier than it will definitely closes into the Teton River northwest of Driggs, Idaho. Bitch Creek is barely about 15 miles lengthy. North and South Forks add a further eight – 10 miles, whereas major fishing is barely about 12-15 miles.
Location Bitch Creek is positioned in Southeast Idaho, Stunning Tetons. It passes by way of a part of the Jedediah Smith Wilderness earlier than you go to Idaho and continues its journey by way of the Caribou Targhee Nationwide Forest. For sure, it doesn’t lack magnificence.
As I’ve talked about earlier than, there are two major entry factors. Essentially the most distinguished is positioned on Freeway 32 simply north of the Metropolitan Metropolitan Space of Idaho. Freeway 32 is a freeway from Ashton, Idaho to Tetonia Idaho. To get there, take Hwy 33 out of Rexburg, Idaho towards Driggs and simply earlier than Tetonia Idaho takes Hwy 32 north. North of Discipline Idaho Hwy 32 crosses Bitch Creek. It's pulling away the place you possibly can lay and go down the stream both upstream or downhill. I personally by no means went to the environment. The second entry level is the favourite frenzy of the group and a web site that has delivered a few of the greatest nodes I’ve ever encountered. To get right here, take Hwy 32 out of Ashton Idaho towards Tetonia and also you'll move a small city referred to as Drummond Idaho (Well-known for the Drummond Bar). Simply in entrance of Drummond about 2 miles, we see grime within the south referred to as 4350 E. It’s evident from the 2 fences that adorn either side of the street. It appears that you’re getting into the farm due to the city homes and the buildings you’ll move, however hold transferring and the grime will start to finish on the fringe of a steep canyon. Wanting right down to the canyon is a giant contradiction from the massive corners you move once you get right here. As soon as right here you’ll overlook the canyon of two adjoining water techniques that circulation into one. That is the place the bitch creek dips within the teton river. Regardless that I’ve been to this place many instances, I nonetheless appear to get misplaced at any time. It's a tough place to seek out, however as soon as you discover among the finest little cove you ever discover. As a aspect marker, please contact landowners / farmers by being on soiled roads that give us fishermen entry to those stunning spots.
Not like different fishes I've been in. Entry is tough and the trail to a health care provider is even worse, however all this provides the sensation that you’re solely inside a couple of miles of those fish that decision it dwelling. And the probabilities are you'll be alone and by no means be a human face all day lengthy.
I discovered this creek for about 12 years when Marc Crapo took me there. Since then I’ve tried to go each summer season and I’ve continuously drawn 17-18 inch cutters from this little stream. Once I get to Teton and the bitch, I all the time transfer to the bitch. The backbone has massive swimming pools and lies round each nook. If you don’t pressure your self to cease, you possibly can by no means discover that "simply across the nook" syndrome created by these creeks.
The perfect time for fishing is after the drainage from mid June. Yetter, Gene Simmons, and I concluded that Frenzy 1 was again in 2002. I’ve largely fished beneath the floor of a fossil nymph, primarily the well-known Bitch Creek nymph. Requirements like phantas, hares ears and prince nymphs all the time work effectively.
In case you are searching for an ideal place to catch massive cutts with just about no stress then your Bitch Creek is a spot.
Supply by Aaron Peterson