The Snake River is the largest and longest tributary of the Columbia River, which is the largest river in America that flows into the Pacific Ocean. Starting in western Wyoming (Yellowstone National Park, as a matter of fact), the Snake River flows through six states in the northwest before flowing into the Columbia River near the Tri-Cities area in Washington State. There are 97 species of mammals above the Henry Fork of the Snake alone that rely upon it for survival; namely such animals as Elk, Bison, Bighorn Sheep, Pronghorn, Bears, Wolves, Wolverines, and many more. The Snake River is also home to the Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroat Trout fishery. A high volume, braided river, offering an eclectic mix of fishable water. From your classic riffles to deep slow water runs, to undercut banks, the Snake River has always offered a high volume of fishable Cutthroat Trout. Beginning at Yellowstone National Park, the Snake River runs through the beautiful scenery of the American west. Near Jackson Hole, the Snake River also boasts the areas highest population of bald eagles, and abundant wildlife viewing.