4 day trip where would you go?

#1
I plan to jump into my car and drive around Washington, Idaho and Montana for the next 4 days and try to hit some good fishing spots along the way. Will probably plan on driving 4-6 hours every day to get from one spot to the next.

I know this is a wildly broad question -- but any suggestions on spots to hit? Not looking for any secret holes, just some broad suggestions. I'm not fixated on catching large fish and like to fish mostly dries (my favorite fishing is the forks of Snoqualmie and some of the creeks around here), and would prefer not to have to deal with crowds ...

Any help and suggestions will be deeply appreciated, and I'll be sure to file a report when I return ...
 
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Evan Virnoche

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#5
So your itineray is as planned because im really bored at work..

Stop 1
You will be leaving at 400 am on desired morning and driving to pendleton oregon here you will fish the umatilla river or plan to blow past that another 1-2hours to to fish the walllowa.

Stop 2
you will buy 9 redbulls and head to ketchum idaho you will sleep in yoru car and either fish silver creek, the big wood, the little wood, or lost river

Stop 3 you will then B line to twin bridges for 1.5 days of fishing rivers and streams,there is so many dam streams to chose from.
you will then take i90 for about 9 hours hopped up on more redbull, and proceed to arrive about 2 am in the morning.

You will go to work the next laughing at how big of losers everyone else is and be talking about how you caught huge fish all weekend long

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Old Man

Just an Old Man
#8
If you are only going to drive 6 hours a day, you won't make it out of Washington. Unless you are going to Canada or Portland. If you are going east you will just about get to Spokane on 6 hours driving time. Unless you are traveling about 85 MPH.
 
#9
If you are only going to drive 6 hours a day, you won't make it out of Washington. Unless you are going to Canada or Portland. If you are going east you will just about get to Spokane on 6 hours driving time. Unless you are traveling about 85 MPH.
Your math is off.

Spokane is exit 278 (Lincoln street).

This means at 70 mph Spokane is 4 hours away.

Six hours without whiny kids = Idaho at eight you're into MT.

I like BT itinerary. It's hardcore driving but the Big Wood and Silver Creek are both amazing. Check water levels if planning Wood stuff, as well as wildfire info on any proposed route.
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#10
Your math is off.

Spokane is exit 278 (Lincoln street).

This means at 70 mph Spokane is 4 hours away.

Six hours without whiny kids = Idaho at eight you're into MT.

I like BT itinerary. It's hardcore driving but the Big Wood and Silver Creek are both amazing. Check water levels if planning Wood stuff, as well as wildfire info on any proposed route.
You got to stop and pee every now and then plus eat something.. This the long time.

When I used to go to Spokane it was only 378 miles door to door. It should only take about 6 hours give or take 30 minutes. Then you have to throw in all the road and bridge construction. 50 MPH for 20 miles cuts into your travel time. It's never a straight shot to anyplace here in Montana. Lots of construction on I 90

It only takes about an hour to drive from the border to boarder on I-90. The first water in Montana is the St Regis river and then the Clark Fork Which is now open.

Plus I'm old so I can only drive the Speed limit.
 
#11
You missed Fish Creek in between St Regis and Clark - great when you're jonesin'! And yeah if you lived in Marysville and don't have your rig loaded with snacks I could see 6 hours :)
 

bigdood

fishing hack
#13
You got to stop and pee every now and then plus eat something.. This the long time.

Gatorade bottles and pack your own food. I've straightlined to Jackson from Portland twice now, only stopping for gas.

....and yes, it's a miserable drive. Idaho is pretty fuggly for a good portion of it.
 
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Evan Virnoche

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#14
i always piss in bottles. luckily i a got a small peter so i can just insert into a soda can. sucks when i hit a bump tho
 
#15
If you are only going to drive 6 hours a day, you won't make it out of Washington. Unless you are going to Canada or Portland. If you are going east you will just about get to Spokane on 6 hours driving time. Unless you are traveling about 85 MPH.
I went from Seattle to Rock Creek in just over 8 Hrs.