Description for the Owyhee RiverThe Owyhee River is a tributary of the Snake River. It begins in northern Nevada, flows through southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon before entering the Snake. The name of the river is based off the old spelling of "Hawaii". It is named for three Hawaiian trappers that were sent to explore the uncharted area and were never seen again. The river is known for its brown trout but also offers rainbows. The best river fishing begins in May and continues through October.
The river is impounded by the Owyhee Dam to create Lake Owyhee. Owyhee Lake holds several species including crappie, perch, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass.