Good things come to those who bait. The Salmon River is home to trophy-size steelhead and sturgeon. Steelhead are a sea-run rainbow trout and can reach up to 18 pounds. Sturgeon are an ancient fish dating back 200,000,000 million years that can reach up to 12 feet long!
The Salmon River is the longest stretch of free flowing water in the lower 48 states. It drifts past miles of breathtaking mountains and craggy cliffs and its fishing is world-famous. It also offers some of the best whitewater rafting in Idaho—and some of its best white-sand beaches. The Salmon is steeped in history too, and is home to Native American pictographs, old Chinese miner cabins and much more. Lewis and Clark named it the “River of no Return” because of its untamed waters and unforgettable beauty.
The following lists include the gear you will need to bring and the gear we provide. Keep in mind layering clothing is good help to maximize your comfort. The boats have dry storage that can be used to keep compact cameras, sunscreen, and any other small personal items you will want easy access to. (Video cameras, if brought, need to be sturdy and compact size.)