Salmon River “River of No Return”
Steelhead Fishing & Chukar Hunting
October 17-22, 2016, 6-Day/5-Night Trip
October 16: Arrive in Salmon, Idaho and enjoy one of Salmon’s quaint hotels. At 6:00 PM, the group will meet for a trip orientation. Your host and guide, Mark Troy, will go over any last minute questions along with making sure you have the proper licenses and gear.
October 17-21: Idaho Adventures will pick up the group at 8:00 AM and shuttle you down river to the wilderness launch site at Corn Creek, where the guides and equipment will be waiting.
Over the next 5 days you’ll float, fish, relax in natural hot springs, and have the option to chukar hunt while enjoying the spectacular scenery of the river canyon (second deepest canyon in North America).
Float/Fish/Hunt – We will float 56 miles over a 5 day period. Our guides will help you in a quest to play 5 to 20 pound early run steelhead. These magnificent fish, fresh from the Pacific, begin arriving into the Salmon River in early to mid-September so they’re fat and sassy and are sure to give you a thrill!
Camps & Lodging
Our gear boat will set up camp ahead of the fishing party each day conveniently allowing fishermen to maximize time spent on the river with their guide. Wall tents will be for our main dining and social area while guest will have their privacy in comfortable tents. “Catch of the day” and Dutch oven meals are among the highlights you will remember for years to come. On the last evening we will stay at the Mackay Bar Lodge or Shepp Ranch, where a hot shower and bed awaits you! Great way to end a wonderful trip! The following morning, September 24, you will enjoy a beautiful backcountry flight back to Boise or Salmon.
September 19, is the opener of chukar season! Chukar populations have been strong with limits of 8 birds per day. For the first couple weeks during the season. Chukar generally hang near the river, but move higher as the season progresses. Well behaved hunting dogs are welcome.
All our guides are licensed and experienced and are there to make sure that your adventure is enjoyable and safe. Idaho Adventures has been showing guests the wonders of the Salmon River since 1973!
Price: $1,900 Each
Flight: $225 pp Mackay Bar Ranch back to Boise or Salmon.
Guides: 2:1 Ratio (Guest/Guide) per raft, plus gear boat(s).
Guests: Maximum of 12 or a minimum of 8 per trip.
Tents: Private tents available.
Fishing Gear: Provided
Beginner Fishermen/Women are Welcome and Expected!
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