“Picking a college is hard, but don’t forget the most important question: How’s the fishing?” said author Zach Matthews.
The article continues: “With the Boise River flowing literally through campus, your biggest fishing bottleneck will be the time it takes to pull up your waders. Despite being a state away from the Pacific Ocean, Boise gets a steelhead run, albeit of hatchery fish. In addition, wild — and sometimes large — brown trout and native redband rainbows are river-resident year ’round, meaning even in the coldest months you can wet a line. And of course the warm winds of April and May trigger massive hatches on all area rivers, including the South and Middle forks of the Boise and the Owyhee . . . right after final exams.”