Idaho's St. Joe River "Cutthroat" Adventure
Few Fisherman realize that the remnant populations of cutthroat are now only found in less than 2% of our western rivers. Panhandle Outfitters will guide you back to the days of Lewis & Clark where you can still experience wild native cutthroat. If continuos dry-fly action is your pleasure it's the trademark of these prized fish.
Idaho's St. Joe is nationally classified as a Wild and Scenic River. Imagine yourself on a virgin river where the trout are wild, the flowers are scarlet and the pine trees march straight up the mountain. Home to the westslope cutthroat this freestone fishery offers some of the highest quality and most scenic walk and wade fishing in the west. Key attractions are prolific hatches, high fish counts per river mile, wild dry-fly action and native cutthroat to 20 inches.
We offer over 70 miles of uncrowded river solitude with guides attentive to your personal needs. Fishing season is from June to October. All of our Guides are licensed professionals within the state of Idaho and each state wherein we operate. Our complete package trips include transportation, all meals and sleeping accommodations.
Idaho's Clearwater River "Steelhead" Adventure
Steelhead trout return to the Clearwater River after spending 3 years at sea and on average are the largest steelhead in the lower 48. If you have dreamed about fishing for trophy steelhead or you are already familiar with hooking cold-blooded steel, our guides will position you for the best possible drift. Our 16-foot Mckenzie style drift boats allow a comfortable way to fish this big water. Fly fishing season is September through October and drift tackle season is November until April.
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Private Trophy Waters
Close to Coeur d'Alene Idaho, are our private trophy ponds loaded with oversized rainbow trout from 2 to 12 pounds. These waters provide an excellent opportunity to combine some "reel" pleasure with your next business trip. Our trophy waters are also a great place to teach fly-fishing by catching fish and are a guaranteed fun time for expert, novice, kids or your business group.
Just 27 miles over the hill from Idaho's St. Joe River is Montana's legendary Clark Fork River. This river gives anglers a chance to catch Rainbows, big Browns, and Cutthroat all in one day. From the comfort of our McKenzie style drift boats we will set you up for the best possible drift.
Montana's blue ribbon Kootenai River is known as the state's most exciting tailwater fishery. It is located in a mountainous area containing lush forested valleys. The river contains Columbia Redband, a native strain of Rainbow, honored for their hard fighting and acrobatic jumping ability. The Kootenai's consistent hatches provide excellent dry fly action on both Redband Rainbows and Westlope Cutthroats.
Eastern Washington Select Waters Adventure
Close to Spokane Washington are many trout and steelhead waters that provide quality fly fishing opportunities throughout the year. These include the Spokane River, Snake River, Grande Ronde River, Rocky Ford Creek, Lake Lenore and many other great fisheries to choose from.
TRIP BOOKING POLICY
Please note that taxes, required licenses or gratuities or shuttle fees are not included in the rates. Our booking policy is on a first paid first served basis. A booking deposit of 50% is required to reserve dates. Since deposits & fees are for specific dates we regret that refunds cannot be made. We encourage clients to purchase trip insurance if they have any doubt about their ability to meet the dates booked. Balance of fees are due 30 days prior to going on the trip. For our insurance we require that all guests sign a liability waiver acknowledging the risks associated with outdoor recreation activities prior to going on a trip. Cash Payments Preferred - 5% transaction process fee on credit cards