Riverside Ranch Subdivision

South of Bellevue, turn west on Riverview Drive into Wood River Meadows Subdivision.  Follow Glen Aspen Drive until right turn on Riverside Drive.  Access path fenced and marked.

  • Two trout limit
  • All trout 12" to 16" must be released
  • Bait allowed

The Big Wood


May 28th, 2016 - March 31st, 2017

Species Available:

Rainbow Trout & Brown Trout

There is no better place for an angler to learn the art of fly fishing than the Wood. This Freestone fishery is what many veteran fly anglers would dream up, if left to design their own fisheries. With miles, upon miles of access, easy wading, nice sized, wild fish, and a beautiful backdrop, there is no better place to spend a hot summer day, or even a winter afternoon.

The Wood is forgiving enough to reward the beginner angler, who is willing to learn the basics with plenty of action.

Big dry flies are the norm on the Wood as well as decent catch rates. No where is an angler's catch rate translated so directly by their skills as it is on the Big Wood. The Wood is forgiving enough to reward the beginner angler, who is willing to learn the basics, with plenty of action, but this river also holds enough secrets to challenge the expert angler in anyone. The Big Wood is slowly becoming known as one of the most productive winter fisheries in the western United States, offering anglers dry fly action, as well as nymphing and streamer opportunities. The Wood is primarily a rainbow, cutt-bow fishery, with a healthy population of brown trout immediately above and below Magic Reservoir. There is no stocking on the main Big Wood River, so be ready for hard fighting, healthy trout!

Guiding Options:

  • 3/4 day - $365 for 2 anglers
  • Full day - $495 for 2 anglers

Book a trip online!