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Middle Fork Salmon River Fishing Trip

6 Days from $1982
Trip Highlights
  • World-class, Blue Ribbon Middle Fork Salmon trout fishing
  • Twelve- to fourteen-inch fish are commonly caught
  • Some of the best cutthroat fishing in Idaho
  • Perfect guided Idaho fly-fishing location
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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveller Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting)
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The season runs September - September.


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Departure Dates

September 13, 21, 28

Wine: September 5
Meeting Place
Stagecoach Inn in Salmon, Idaho
Price

$1982 to $2082
Wine: $2282

Deposit: $500

Additional Costs:
Flight package from Boise; $4 per day USFS recreation demo fee


River Rating Minimum Age
Class III 9 Yrs
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Middle Fork Salmon River Fishing in Idaho - Overview

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The Middle Fork of the Salmon is one of the original Wild and Scenic Rivers. In fact our Middle Fork Salmon River Fishing Trip is truly one of Idaho's crown jewels. Flowing through the largest federally protected wilderness in the continental U.S., the Middle Fork offers a rugged and varied terrain. Travel through pine-clad mountains, rolling grasslands and narrow gorges.

Although the whitewater on Idaho's Salmon River may be world renowned, simply put, the trout fishing on the Middle Fork Salmon River is superb, and offers some of the best cutthroat fishing in Idaho. Skilled anglers might expect to catch upwards of forty fish per day! The population of this unique strain of west slope cutthroat was almost destroyed by the end of the 1960s. A catch-and-release regulation was then imposed and that, along with the very limited access to the river and little angling pressure, has resulted in a river loaded with fish. Twelve- to fourteen-inchers are common, with an occasional sixteen-to eighteen-inch trout, a trophy to aspire to! Native rainbow trout, mountain whitefish and bull trout are also caught here, but single barbless hooks are required and no bait is allowed. The ease of fly fishing, combined with unsurpassed wilderness and abundant wildlife make for the Idaho fishing trip of a lifetime!

Middle Fork Salmon River Fishing in Idaho - Itinerary at a Glance

  • Board a scenic flight to the put-in at Big Loon Creek where you'll be greeted by the guides for your Middle Fork Salmon River Idaho fishing trip
  • Day one affords a variety of fishing locations such as Camas Creek, a favorite spot for brilliantly colored Westslope Cutthroat Trout waiting to voraciously devour each dry fly that is offered
  • The Idaho fishing just keeps getting better on day two. We stop to see the ancient pictographs and fish the deep pools above Aparejo Point. We may anchor and fish the glassy smooth water above the Flying B Ranch for bull trout or Dolly Varden before we stop at Warm Springs Creek for a short hike to soak in a hot spring
  • Amidst a flurry of Class III-IV rapids, we may stop to hike and fish along Big Creek, or continue float fishing down Impassable Canyon, with its steep granite walls and deep pools
  • We'll challenge Impassable Canyon's rapids by paddling through Redside, Rubber and Hancock before coaxing the waiting cutthroat and rainbow trout from the depths of crystal clear pools before reaching the confluence of the Main Salmon River. Our Middle Fork Salmon River Fishing trip concludes at the Cache Creek boat ramp

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"The guides are terrific in every way. They are highly skilled, friendly, interactive, etc. We, of course, also enjoyed the Middle Fork."
Jeffrey Bigman ~ Ormond Beach, FL

"The relaxed yet professional way the guides handled everything from the first evening's meeting to the last 'Thank you for boating with us' was wonderful; I never ever imagined being treated so well on a river trip."
Dave McDanel ~ Reynoldsburg, MA

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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

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