The Boise River runs right through the center of Boise, Idaho. There are several public parks that give people access to the river throughout the Boise area. For people that are looking to stay close to town and do some fishing, the Boise River is perfect for them.
This part of the river is a tailwater fishery and if offers good fishing for rainbow trout and brown trout. The fishing is usually better when waters are lower here from mid-summer through the winter. In the spring, the spring runoff brings river flows way up, which makes fly fishing a lot tougher.