FISHING -- A permanent public easement along 2 miles of Silver Creek has been acquired by Idaho Fish and Game, providing access to some of the best fishing opportunities on the fabled creek.
The easement is through private property owned by the Nick Purdy family that includes three sections of Silver Creek located downstream of the U.S. 20 highway bridge and north of Picabo in south-central Idaho, state officials report.
Within these segments, the easement provides for public access along both sides of Silver Creek within 30 feet of the high water line along the edge of the creek.
The spring creek is renowned for its rainbow and brown trout fishery that attracts anglers from throughout Idaho, the U.S. and abroad.
Idaho Fish and Game exchanged a parcel of its property with the Purdys for the easement. The Purdys had previously farmed the parcel through an agreement with Fish and Game in exchange for public access on their Silver Creek property, the easement now ensures public access in the future.