Middle Fork Of The Salmon River Fly Fishing

The 11th most popular fly fishing river in Idaho.

North of Stanley, the Middle Fork Of The Salmon River is a 104 mile rugged river passing through the Frank Church River Of No Return Wilderness Area. While the best access is via float, there is a 70 mile trail that parallels much of the river, but it is a very rugged route. Keep in mind that it is no simple float; this is Class IV rapid country.

The headwaters start at the junction of Bear Valley Creek and Marsh Creek, about 20 miles northwest of Stanley. Overall, the river drops about 2,700 feet from the headwaters to the confluence with the main fork of the Salmon River. Along the way, expect to find westslope cutthroat trout, bull trout and rainbow trout, respectively while heading downstream.

Overall, Middle Fork Of The Salmon River is the 11th most popular fly fishing river of all 17 fly fishing spots in Idaho.

Middle Fork Salmon w/ Solitude River Trips (ID/US)

Middle Fork Salmon w/ Solitude River Trips (ID/US)

Middle Fork Salmon w/ Solitude River Trips (ID/US)

Middle Fork Salmon w/ Solitude River Trips (ID/US)

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  NPNF (406) 363-7117 or (208) 926-4258; Solitude River Trips guide service (800) 396-1776.

Recommended Book:  "Idaho Best Fishing Waters" from Wilderness Press

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/nezperce

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/28/2016

ID:  19831

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