Full-Day Sturgeon and Steelhead

  • $195 per person. 2-person minimum.

Trip Details

Full-Day Sturgeon and Steelhead

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!

  • $195 per person. 2-person minimum.
  • Trips leave at 7 a.m. and return at 3 p.m.
  • Includes all fishing gear and tackle, as well as drinks, snacks and lunch.
  • Trips available in spring and fall.

Please note:

  • All trips leave from and return to our shop at 2 Salmon River Road. in Riggins, ID.
  • Gratuity is greatly appreciated if you feel your guide made your trip exceptional.

The River

The River

The Mighty Salmon River

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.)


  • Sun Protection
    • Waterproof sunscreen
    • Sunscreen lip balm
    • Sunglasses w/straps
    • Cap or visor
  • Swimming suit and/or shorts (quick drying material)
  • If you are a Fly Fisherman please bring your own Fly Rod and Reel (*We do offer Fly Rod and Reel rentals for $35 a day)
  • River shoes (sandals w/heel straps or sneakers)
  • Jacket & pants (polypropylene, polar fleece, wool), materials that provide warmth when wet. Cotton is not recommended, as it will cool the body when wet.
  • Camera and film (a disposable waterproof camera works well)
  • Prescription Drugs, allergy medicines, etc., or any special dietary needs (packed to handle bumps). These will be carried in dry bags, accessible at all times.
  • A 15%-20% gratuity is standard for quality guide service
  • Please…No guns, dogs, stereos or cell phones


  • Spinning Gear
  • All terminal tackle
  • Drinks and a light snack
  • All river gear
  • A comfortable boat
  • An experienced guide
  • Quality whitewater life jackets
  • Wetsuits, booties, splash jackets, fleece jackets and rain gear if needed
  • First aid supplies