Steelhead are an ocean-run rainbow trout with a reputation as a world-class freshwater sport fish. These fish are elusive and the most dedicated anglers spend countless hours trying to catch them. Our seasoned guides have set the standard for local knowledge and experience and feed their passion for fishing both on and off the clock. For our guests and guides, the true allure of Steelheading is the journey. Yet, nothing quite matches the thrill of a Steelheads hard tug then watching it leap and fight your line.
Fish the magnificent Salmon River as it winds through the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness from Corn Creek to Mackay Bar. Over 5 days, we will fish approximately 60-river miles camping along the river in comfortable wall tents. We send our gear boat ahead to set up camp and allow you to maximize your time on the river. On the afternoon of the 5th day you will fly from Mackay Bar back to Salmon or Boise.
We book two fishermen per raft with a maximum of 12 fishermen per group, unless the entire trip is chartered.
Wilderness Steelhead Pricing: $1,725 per person
“The entire crew did an amazing job. Not only was the food excellent, scenery unbelievable, fishing great and guides friendly, but the vast amount of knowledge of the history in the area that was passed on to our group really contributed to a great experience.”
~Kevin Lincoln, Sun Valley, Idaho
Raft; Steelhead Fish the Main Salmon River Wilderness. Enjoy fishing the Salmon River steelhead with the luxury of staying in a different lodge each evening. Depending on availability, you will be staying at historic wilderness lodges such as the Whitewater Ranch, China Bar, Mackay Bar and Shepp Ranch. Experience the rich ranch history of the Salmon River while fishing for what may be considered the world’s strongest strain of steelhead.
Lodge to Lodge Wilderness Steelhead Trip: 4 to 6-Days & Nights
Lodge to Lodge Pricing: $1,800 to $2,500 depending on length of trip and lodge availability
â€œRafting the famous Salmon River was a trip that my husband and I planned for years. Idaho Adventures took such good care of all the details and & it seemed like our guide had as much fun as we did! The fishing was fantastic! We will definately recommend this trip and Idaho Adventures to our friends.”
~Connie Johnson, Boise, Idaho
Stay in Salmon, Idaho, and enjoy one of our local hotels, guest ranches or B & B’s. We pick you up each morning and take you for a full day of fishing.
* Steelhead Season – March, April, October and November
* Steelhead strength and acrobatics
* Spin, fly or spey rods, what’s your preference?
* Beginners are very welcome
* Equipment and lessons provided
* Lunch, snacks, and beverages included
|1 Day Steelhead: $425 per boat for 2 people or $385 per boat for 1 person||Half Day Steelhead: $325 per boat for 1 or 2 people|
Salmon River Chukar Hunting & Steelhead Fishing – Join us for a “Cast and Blast” trip this fall!
This 5-Day trip allows you to escape to the Idaho backcountry to experience the famous Salmon River as it winds its way through the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Fishing and hunting opportunities abound, and this trip is designed especially for the person who wants to tangle with Idaho’s feisty fish. Early run steelhead, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, bull trout and even sturgeon are all options. As we float and fish, we’ll keep a keen eye open for chukars. Hunting from the river offers a less arduous retrieval, but you are welcome to bring your favorite hunting canine companion.
The Salmon River and its many tributaries offer up large aggressive fish. Idaho Adventures offers you this great fall fishing and Chukar hunting vacation package. How much you fish/hunt is entirely up to you, Mark and the guides are ready to help you with your needs. These trips are limited to twelve guests per trip and with two guests per guide/boat.
Cast and Blast Pricing: $1,725 per person
* Numerous natural hot springs
* Native American cultural sites
* Remote wilderness – no motors allowed
Cast n Blast September 21-26, 2013 (Only 4 seats available)
Cast n Blast September 25-28, 2013 (SOLD OUT)
Cast n Blast October 17-22, 2013
Cast n Blast October 22-25, 2013
Cast n Blast October 23-25, 2013
“I can’t believe how great the fishing is and I didn’t expect to see this many chukars! You and the rest of the guides are great!”
~Bill Lowslein, Reno, Nevada
Our Walk ‘n Wade Package is a Reel Vacation.
Whether you enjoy fly or spin fishing techniques, youâ€™ll enjoy the quiet solitude of fishing along the Lemhi River. We have access to over 7000 acres of private stream fishing on the Lemhi River, a major tributary of the Salmon River. Our experienced guides offer local insight and knowledge for catching our native trout. They’ll drive you from our office into some of the best trout fishing in the Northwest.
* Friendly professional fishing guides
* Homemade lunch with beverages
* Quality fishing equipment provided
* Shuttle to/from the river
* Beginners welcome! Fishing lessons available!
Walk ‘n Wade Pricing:
1 Day Fishing: $385 for two people or $320 for one person
Half Day Fishing: $325 for one or two people
No fisherman reveals all, but I will tell you this, Idaho Adventures put me on a stream near Salmon, Idaho where I could fish with a #14 Hopper and catch 16″-18″ rainbows all that late September afternoon. Wow!
~Charles W. Mertel, Seattle, Washington