Like all anglers, I have my bucket list of places to fish. What describes your bucket list? Is it a certain size of fish? Is it a species? Is it a destination? For me, the bucket list focuses more on destination and type of fish than the size of fish. I am always interested in catching a new species in new waters.

In 2008, unbeknownst to me, I happened to stumble upon a perfect bucket list destination. Two new species: West slop cutthroat and bull trout. I discovered these two species were found in some of the most stunning scenery and unpressured water I had ever come across. The destination - the Salmon River out of Stanley, Idaho in the Sawtooth Wilderness!

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Photo by Mary Ann Dozer