Idaho Steelhead Fishing
Float Trip for Wild Run Steelhead in the Idaho Wilderness
- 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 is 2 hatchery steelhead per day. *All native fish must immediately be released.
- Both gear fishing and fly fishing trips are possible.
- The beauty and ruggedness of this wilderness area is stunning!
- Accommodations are quality Outfitter tents.
- Eat mouth watering home cooked meals prepared over the campfire.
We believe that this is one of our Top 10, must do fishing trips!
You’ll be steelhead fishing for wild run steelhead on the Salmon River as it flows through the vast Frank Church wilderness area in the 2nd deepest canyon in North America. Its granite-walled canyon is one-fifth of a mile deeper than the Grand Canyon, and 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 wilderness section of river you will be fishing offers many runs to swing while wade fishing.
This is one of the greatest wilderness fishing trips for steelhead in the lower 48!
Call to Book Your Fishing Trip
We’ll help you choose the best fishing trip for your budget and goals.
The Outfitter will you pick you up in a jet boat at Vinegar Creek which is the “end of the road.” From there you head up river into the wildness and the Steelhead fishing adventure begins.
The trip includes everything you will need minus your clothes, sleeping bag, and fishing license. The boat, guide, fishing tackle, food, drinks, (need to bring Alcohol), tent, cots, coolers etc. are all covered. *Fly fisherman need to bring their own equipment.