Lochsa and Selway Rivers

What's there: Cutthroat trout, spring chinook.

Description: These are sister rivers, with the big difference being the Selway flows through a wilderness and the Lochsa is road-accessible for most of its length. Both boast excellent cutthroat trout fishing in summer. If you try to fish them any earlier, they're raging whitewater rivers. Both rivers are restricted to catch-and-release fishing, and no bait is allowed. There is a limited chinook salmon season on the Lochsa in some years.

Getting there: Take Idaho 55 and 95 to Grangeville, Idaho 13 to U.S. 12 to Lowell, where the two rivers meet.

Drive time: About 6 hours.