Everything You Need to Know About Salmon River in Idaho Fishing

Central Idaho is home to magnificent mountains, lush greenery, and vast bodies of water. If you’re hoping to reel in a catch during your stay at Redfish Lake Lodge, you’ll most likely want to try your luck on the Salmon River. This gorgeous waterway has some prime spots to cast your line! Try Salmon River in Idaho fishing with any of these expert guides.

If you’re planning a Salmon River in Idaho fishing excursion, let us give you a few tips for your trip! Our complimentary Vacation Guide has everything you need to know for the getaway of a lifetime. Whether you want to know the best hiking trails in our area or romantic date night ideas, our free guide can save you from hours of research!

What Kind of Fish Will I Catch?

During your time fishing the Salmon River in Idaho, you’ll have the opportunity to catch a variety of fish. Steelhead are one of the most popular species to look out for; visitors come to Idaho from all over the country during their mating season. Other common species are Chinook salmon and bull and cutthroat trout.  

Do I Need a Fishing License?

If you’re planning on enjoying some Salmon River in Idaho fishing, make sure you have a permit. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game requires that anyone over 14 years old must have a fishing license. Don’t worry, they’re easy to get! Visit the Stanley Fly Shop for one or simply fill the application out online.

3 of the Best Guides for Salmon River in Idaho Fishing

White Cloud Rafting Adventures

White Cloud Rafting Adventures is so sure you’ll catch a fish with them that they guarantee it, or you’ll get your money back! If you have never fished before or don’t feel confident enough to cast your line into the Salmon River, start with their fly fishing clinic. The 4-6 hour class will teach you everything you need to know, then you can move on to their half day or full day trips. Their rafts are created specifically for fishing, so every excursion is a special experience.

Silver Cloud Expeditions

No matter which fish are in season, Silver Cloud Expeditions is an expert at helping you reel in a catch. Each trip will last from 1 to 5 days depending on which you choose. Their excursions are lead by an incredibly knowledgeable fishing guide that can show you the best spots to cast your line. Between reeling in fish, you’ll get to admire the awe-inspiring landscape that surrounds you.

Sawtooth Adventure Company’s Salmon River Anglers

Whether you want to hike, raft, or fish, the Sawtooth Adventure Company does it all! The fishing component of their business, Salmon River Anglers, has become a popular option for getting out on the water. You can start with their fly fishing school to learn all you need to know before graduating to their day trips. Plus, your excursion will include your instructor, fly rod, flies, and any other equipment you’ll need! This way, you don’t have to worry about bringing your gear from home or buying any while you’re on vacation.

Stay in Stanley, Idaho

No matter where you decide to go Salmon River in Idaho fishing, you’ll need a place to stay! Redfish Lake Lodge or one of our other properties has everything you need for the getaway of a lifetime. At Redfish Lake Lodge, you’ll find cozy accommodations, restaurants, a sparkling lake, a general store, hiking trails, and more! Plus, if you would rather stay at one of our other properties like Triangle C Cabins, Redfish Riverside Inn, or Stanley High Country Inn, you have access to all that Redfish Lake Lodge has to offer. We look forward to hosting you!