The lower Strawberry River, below Soldier Creek Dam, is a well-known fly-fishing destination. The river usually opens mid-July to artificial flies and lures and is stocked with brown, rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout.
Parking and restrooms facilities are available just below Soldier Creek Dam. From the dam downstream, access is on foot through a narrow, steep canyon. This stretch of the Strawberry River can also be reached at the Strawberry Pinnacles, southeast of Fruitland. From the Pinnacles, a dirt road follows the river upstream toward Soldier Creek Dam and offers some tremendous fishing.
Several tributaries to Strawberry Reservoir open during part of the year for artificial flies and lures. The fishing is all catch and release and the primary species is cutthroat trout. Streams are closed during spawning runs in the spring and fall.