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What our guides reported as of
October 4th 2013

Current Conditions:

Dry Fly Fishing - Poor
Nymphing - OK
Current Hatch - Stone Flies, streamers
Stream Flow - 955 cfs
Weather - Mild Fall weather.

Flies that are Working:

King Prince Nymph
King Prince Nymph

Best Sections:

Stanley downstream to Salmon

Tips and Tactics:

The Salmon below Valley Creek is blown out and will take a few days to clear. Please check with the shop.

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Season:

Open Year Round

Species Available:

Mountain Whitefish, Rainbow Trout, Westslope Cutthroat, Bull Trout, Steelhead & Chinook Salmon

Drift Boat Fishing:

Enjoy floating through the incredible scenic transitions of the upper Salmon River. The alpine scenery of the Stanley Basin is framed between towering peaks of the Sawtooth Mountains. The geologically rich high desert surroundings further downstream are equally jaw dropping. Silver Creek Outfitters is proud to offer over 50 miles of guided access along this treasured freestone section of the Salmon river. Yourself and a companion can cast flies to a variety of native trout as your expert guide rows the drift boat to all the prime holding areas. The trip can easily fit into a single summer day, or stay overnight in the picturesque mountain town of Stanley.

Even if you didn't catch a fish (and you will), the majesty of the Sawtooth Mountains and the Stanley River Basin would make up for an empty hook

Spring Steelhead Fishing:

From the Stanley Basin area to just above Challis, anglers are provided with the exciting chance at large sea-run steelhead. Spending the winter months in deeper waters of lower sections of the river, the fish make their way upstream to this section of river and open fishing begins at ice out and runs to the end of open season on April 30th. This provides anglers in the region a unique opportunity to use larger rods and two-handed casting techniques of spey casting while fishing their favorite legendary steelhead patterns.

Walk and Wade Fishing:

Enjoy the pleasures of walk and wade fishing on the Salmon River. Spend a leisurely summer day fishing for native trout or Whitefish. Take in the majesty of the Sawtooth Mountains and the Stanley River Basin.

Guiding Options:

  • Drift boat fishing - Full day - $495 for 2 anglers
  • Spring Steelhead fishing - Full day - $495 for 2 anglers
  • Walk and wade fishing - Full day - $450 for 2 anglers
  • Walk and wade fishing - 3/4 day - $350 for 2 anglers

Book a trip online!

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