The next few weeks will be a great time to visit the Blackfoot River above the reservoir. As waters cool the river in the Blackfoot River Wildlife Management Area will offer good fishing with terrestrial patterns. There are about seven miles of river within the area, most of it being classic meadow stream, but there are some riffle and run portions. From Idaho Falls the shortest approach is from Bone east down the Long Valley Road, on around the east side of Gray’s Lake to Highway 34, and on to Wayan. Once there, take a right on the Wayan Loop to the Lane’s Creek Road. Follow this road south to the upper end of the Wildlife Management Area along the Blackfoot River Road. The countryside is gorgeous, so bring a good camera, not only for scenery shots but for the possibility of meeting up with a trophy cutt.