Middle Fork Salmon River Fishing Trip
- 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
6-Days: September 17
Flight package from Boise; $4 per day USFS recreation demo fee
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|Class III||9 Yrs|
Middle Fork Salmon River Fishing in Idaho - Overview
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
Middle Fork Salmon River Fishing - 5 or 6 Days Trip Planner
Please print, sign and return the required forms (for each person in your party) to our office by email, fax or mail at least 60 days prior to your trip.