Beginning in September, the Lower Salmon River Canyons become arguably the best steelhead fishery in the Pacific Northwest. Boasting beautiful, distinct, and dramatic canyons, it is truly a sight to behold. The fish are feisty and aggressive, making for some of the most exciting steelhead fishing on the planet. The Salmon River carries both A run summer steelhead and Idaho’s world famous B run steelhead. Fish can grow to 20 lbs and can sometimes get to 40+ inches! Our expert staff has the equipment and knowledge to give you the best chance at feeling one of these magnificent fish at the end of your line. There’s nothing else like it!
Our Single Day Steelhead fishing trips are all day excursions. You can expect to enjoy between eight and ten hours of guided fishing. We generally concentrate our fishing on the river sections above and below the town of Riggins, ID. We have many different float options to give our guests the best odds at catching fish, all while having the best experience possible. Single day trips start around dawn/sunrise at a meeting point agreed upon with your guide, who will communicate with you based on current river and fishing conditions. Anglers will enjoy our deluxe, ultra-comfortable drift boats while floating through the breathtaking Salmon River corridor. Salmon Raft utilizes modern, state of the art fishing equipment to make sure our guests have the best tools for the job at hand (which is of course battling powerful steelhead). Guests are also welcome to use personal fishing equipment, if that is preferred.
We are more than happy to accommodate any style of fishing, including traditional gear/bait fishing as well as fly fishing. For more information on specific equipment and gear recommendations, please check out our “Gear Lists” tab. No matter what your angling skill level is, we will utilize the best spots on the river to suit your abilities.
Non-alcoholic beverages and a delicious lunch spread are provided and included. We’re happy to save room in our cooler if you’d like to bring your own alcoholic beverages.
Rapids along our day trip sections consist of mostly class II some class III whitewater. We reserve the right to carefully select the appropriate watercraft to make your trip as safe and comfortable as possible.
- One Drift Boat (1 or 2 anglers) – $450
- One Drift Boat (3 anglers) – $550