The Copper Basin area is home to most of the Lost River tributaries and the beginning of the Lost River proper. This remote setting is graced with plenty of fish and miles upon miles of fishable water. Primarily a dry fly fishery, the Copper Basin area is home to our unique “Grand Slam” of fishing, as each year a few anglers are able to catch the entire gamut of fish in this area in a single day. Five species comprise the Copper Basin Slam, including Rainbow, Brook, two types of Cutthroat and the Mountain Whitefish. It is a true wilderness experience to travel into this area and anglers are rewarded with spectacular views, loads of wildlife and exceptional fishing opportunities.

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Home to most of The Lost River

tributaries and the headwaters of

the Big Lost River.

She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove,


Open Year Round 

Species Available
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brook Trout
  • Mountain Whitefish 
  • Snake River Fine-Spotted Cutthroat
Guiding Options
  • Full-Day — $650 per day for 1 to 2 anglers
  • Copper Basin is an hour’s plus drive from Ketchum