THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM IDAHO FISH & GAME
Idaho Fish and Game recently secured a permanent public easement along 2 miles of Silver Creek that provides access to some of the best fishing opportunities on the entire 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. 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.
Silver Creek is renowned for its rainbow and brown trout fishery that attracts anglers from throughout Idaho, the U.S. and abroad. The easement ensures that generations of Idahoans and others will have opportunities to experience the thrill of a trout tugging on their line from some of the famed spring creek’s finest fishing waters.
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.