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  • Difficulty: Steelhead fishing isn’t easy, and success is never guaranteed.
  • Fishing Season: All of October and November can be great fall steelhead fishing, but prime time is the last week of October through the 1st week in November.
  • Limit: Limit is 2 hatchery steelhead per day. *All native fish must immediately be released.
  • Gear: Both gear fishing and fly fishing trips are possible with this outfitter.
  • Wilderness: The beauty and ruggedness of this wilderness area is stunning!
  • Lodging: Accommodations are quality Outfitter tents.
  • Food: Eat mouth watering home cooked meals prepared over the campfire.
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If you’re tired of crowded gravel bars, steelhead Fishing the Salmon River in Idaho should be on your radar. The Salmon River has some of the best wilderness steelhead fishing in the lower 48. This outfitter specializes in swinging flies in remote locations away from highways and crowds.

Steelhead fishing for wild-run steelhead on the Salmon River in Idaho.

The Salmon River flows through a granite-walled canyon is one-fifth of a mile deeper than the Grand Canyon. In fact, for almost 180 miles, the Salmon River Canyon is more than one mile deep! Wild and hatchery steelhead enter the Salmon River in the fall and fish runs can greatly depend on the weather and water levels leading up to and in October. Fishing is most productive with gear fishing the deep pools and tail outs of runs. However fly fishing can also be done this time of year with a spey rod.

The Salmon River has some of the best wilderness steelhead fishing in the lower 48 and the wilderness section of river you will be fishing offers many runs to swing while wade fishing. If this sounds good, contact us today.

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2 reviews for Steelhead Fishing the Salmon River in Idaho

  1. Greg Prossen

    I’d do it again in a heartbeat.  The water was fantastic, scenery even better and Brent was over the top.  Idaho is a cool place.

  2. San Cefaratti

    Awesome guide that went above and beyond. Incredible Salmon River access.

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