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Middle Fork Salmon River Fishing in Idaho

Starts: Salmon, United States
Finishes: Salmon, United States

Visit: Salmon, Yellowjacket, Salmon

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Fly Fishing

Overview

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The Middle Fork of the Salmon is one of the original Wild and Scenic Rivers and a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon trout fishery. Flowing through the largest federally protected wilderness in the continental U.S., the Middle Fork offers rugged and varied terrain and some of the best catch & release fly fishing in the country. Travel through pine-clad mountains, rolling grasslands and narrow gorges with our experienced fishing guides.

Although the whitewater on Idahos 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!

Idahos rivers access some of the most pristine terrain in all the state. They are home to abundant flora and fauna, an impressive network of hiking trails, and some of the countrys best whitewater. Of all the rivers that flow through Idaho, perhaps the most spectacular is the Middle Fork of the Wild and Scenic Salmon River. Often overlooked, the Middle Fork offers some of the best cutthroat fishing in Idaho. 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 fish. Native rainbow, mountain whitefish, and bull trout are also caught here.

Highlights

    • Crystal-clear water on one of the best catch & release fly fisheries in the nation
    • Twelve- to fourteen-inch fish are commonly caught
    • Friendly & knowledgeable Idaho fly-fishing guides
    • Exciting whitewater, abundant wildlife, natural hot springs & pristine campsites
    • Comfortable catered camping & delicious guide-prepared meals

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 163489
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Salmon, United States
Finishes: Salmon, United States
Duration: 6 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Skilled professional guide service
  • All meals from lunch on day 1 through lunch on the last day with limited beer and wine with dinner
  • 5 nights catered camping
  • Two waterproof bags to hold your gear for the trip (approximate sealed size: 13” diameter x 25” tall, with a maximum capacity of 2 cubic feet).  Please note: your sleeping gear will come already packed in one of the two waterproof bags.  Your remaining gear, therefore, must fit in one 
  • One small waterproof bag for camera and other small items you’ll want during the day (approximate sealed size: 17” tall x 9” diameter)
  • Two-person tents on a shared basis (there is a $30 charge for a private tent)
  • Sleep kit—consisting of a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, ground tarp, sheet, pillow and pillowcase
  • Personal flotation device (PFD) which must be worn at all times on the river in compliance with safety regulations
  • Camp chairs
  • Eating utensils, cups and plates
  • Highest quality inflatable rafts and related equipment
  • Flight from Salmon to the river, and transfer from the river back to Salmon
  • Wetsuit–weather dependent (does not include footwear of any kind, including wetsuit booties)

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,599 ($433/day)

Deposit:

$500 per person for bookings made 60 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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United States Salmon, Thomas Creek, Warm Springs Creek, Big Creek, Cache Bar
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Fly Fishing

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OARS

Since 1969 O.A.R.S. has been setting the unforgettable standard in rafting, sea kayaking and hiking adventures, with destinations & unparalleled experiences on the most legendary rivers, coastlines & mountains in the world – from California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, British Columbia, and Arizona’s Grand Canyon to the opulent gorges of Fiji and the Galapagos Islands, O.A.R.S. specializes in first-class adventures throughout Western North America, South America and the South Pacific.

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 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.

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