Fishing Excursion
Date & Time
Friday, August 12, 2022, 12:00 PM

Going fishin'? How about an afternoon on the East Fork of the Big Wood River upstream from the East Fork Inlet in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains?

You are not required to bring your own fishing gear. Fly Fishing Rods & Casting Rods may be rented from Silver Creek Outfitters (500 N Main St. Ketchum, ID 83340 – 208-726-5282).

The 2022 IMPA Fishing Excursion will commence at 12:00-noon on Friday, August 12th.
Meet at the Sun Valley Inn Terrace for final instructions, lunch, maps to the fishing area and goodies.

After fishing, meet again at 5:00 pm at the SNRA (Sawtooth National Recreation Area) parking lot on the East Fork of the Big Wood River for the "make sure everyone is back safe head count". The SNRA parking lot is located 7 miles north of Ketchum on the Big Wood River, maps will be provided.

The cost for this year's fishing event is $35.00. This includes your lunch and stream side gifts for everyone. We will also have awards for best fishing photos. Send photos by email to Connie at or by text at 314-324-6076.

Please indicate on your registration that you want to fish. We will take registrants on site, but you must sign up by 11:00 am Thursday August 11th. Also, you can have your company become a Fishing Excursion Sponsor! All sponsorship money that remains after covering Fishing Excursion Expenses will be donated to the IMPA Scholarship Fund.

We will do our part to keep the habitat safe and sound for another year, so do your best to "catch and release." Don't forget to bring your camera or smart phone. The pictures always tell the truth.

Silver Creek Outfitters: Rents Fishing Gear and Sells Fishing License. All fishermen need a valid Idaho fishing license before they head out to the River. You may also hire a fly fishing guide at Silver Creek to take you on the river for special experiences. That cost is on your own. But make your fly fishing guise request well in advance.

IMPA Fishing Excursion offers a FREE Fly-Fishing Class: next to the Sun Valley Inn on Thursday August 11th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The Fly-Fishing Class is open to anyone attending the IMPA conference. You do not have to sign up for the Fishing Excursion on Friday to attend the class. The class is taught by instructors from Silver Creek Outfitters. Please indicate during your registration if you will be attending the Fly-Fishing Class. You may also sign-up at the IMPA registration desk on Thursday morning. The Fly-Fishing Class has 20 slots.

For activity questions, please contact:
Donald Jones |  | 208.559.7872