Idaho's Big Creek Cutthroats

August 9, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Roger Phillips drives and hikes deep into the Frank Church Wilderness to fish Big Creek, a catch-and-release only fishery for westslope cutthroats. “I thought of the vast spawning and rearing habitat the Frank Church Wilderness has for endangered wild salmon and steelhead. Big Creek alone has more than 50 miles of prime water, and there are numerous other similar streams in the wilderness.” In the Idaho Statesman.