Stanley, Idaho Guided Float Fishing Trips

Float Fishing Trip

LATE JUNE - AUG 28, 8:00 AM

Explore the best trout habitat on the river without walking, wading, or driving. Native Westslope Cutthroat and Rainbow trout eagerly rise to dry flies all along the 11 miles of our float-fishing stretch of the Salmon. Anglers from novice to expert will likely encounter either their first fly-rod trout, or the most consistent fishing day of their season. Our guides are generous with their secrets and will show you the best day of fishing you’ve probably had in a long while.

How does it work?

Each fishing raft normally holds two fishing guests. A specially designed fishing frame allows guests to fish either standing or sitting. A licensed professional guide maneuvers the raft and shares fishing expertise.

We fish on the headwaters of the Salmon River north of Stanley, Idaho where fresh snowmelt from the Sawtooth Mountain Range funnels down into the Salmon River. On the Salmon River we predominatley fish for Cutthroat trout. These trout were once the dominant trout species of the western United States and are the most willing to take to a dry fly. Also plentiful on the Salmon are Rainbow and Cuttbow Trout. Typical fish are in the 12 to 15 inch range with savy anglers landing fish in the 20 inch range.

Exclusive Float-Fishing

Trips typically are scheduled early and late in the day -- the best times for fishing, however our guests specify times and duration. These trips include several hours of prime-time fishing, an experienced guide, whitewater, and you choose how long you would like to be on the water. A Idaho fishing license is required and can be purchased beforehand. The River Company makes available rods and reels for your use. Your guide will also have flies tied for the day. A picnic lunch prepared by our company chef is also included.

Payment in full is required to book your trip with The River Company.

You may cancel your reservation up until 24 hours before your trip and receive a refund, minus a handling charge of 10% of the total trip cost. Later cancellations will not receive refunds. We do not cancel or reschedule trips due to weather; however we reserve the right to cancel trips based on trip size or unforeseen conditions. Full refund would apply in this case.

Paddle Rafts

involve everyone in the action. Work as a team to navigate your way down the river with your guide.

paddle boat

Oar Boats

allow guests to fish or relax while a guide does all the maneuvering.

oar boat

Inflatable kayaks

enable you to test your river skills while following a guided raft.