The Owyhee River presents an anglers paradise, with opportunities to cast a line around every bend. The roughly 14 miles of water below the dam that forms Lake Owyhee is a renowned blue-ribbon fishery, where brown trout get so big that fishing stories just might be true. Largemouth and smallmouth bass both swim in the reservoir, as do rainbow trout and crappie. And upstream, tributaries feature natives like redband trout.


Rivers don’t always give up their secrets easily. That’s why it can help to go out with a guide. Here are a few guides who specialize in angling the Owyhee River and Reservoir.