Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing
Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing
Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing
Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing
Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing
Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing
Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing
Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing
Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing
Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing
Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing
Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing
Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing
Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing

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Snake River through Hells Canyon Fly Fishing

There are many species of fish that can be caught on the Snake River through Hells Canyon (steelhead, salmon, trout, sturgeon, smallmouth bass), but the Snake River is hands down a blue-ribbon smallmouth bass fishery.  Learning to fly fish for trout and steelhead, bass never got much of my attention until I started fishing poppers on the surface through Hells Canyon.  When large bass began exploding several feet out of the water with my popper in their mouth, they literally got my attention!  We all love strategically placing dry flies on the surface to a rising trout and the great surge of energy that comes from a steelhead nailing a swung fly, but nothing compares to the savagery a smallmouth bass exacts on a popper gurgled across the calm water's edge in Hells Canyon!  Yes, I have been hooked and I think you will be too once you join us on a guided bass fly fishing trip on the Snake River through Hells Canyon!

Any trip through Hells Canyon by its very nature is also an outdoor classroom about its awe inspiring geology, a visual history book of ancient Nez Perce pictographs and homesteader cabins, and a real world field guide to the plants and animals of the canyon.  Evidence of human occupation of Hell's Canyon dates back well over 10,000 years and the canyon walls became works of art.  Chinese laborors came to the canyon in the mid 1800's searching for gold and homesteaders began arriving . . . Continue Reading >

Rates & Dates

  • Spring Trout: Golden Stonefly Launch Dates 2024

    Half day Wallowa $450/1-2 anglers

    Full day Wallowa Highway Section $700/1-2 anglers

    Full day Wallowa Roadless Section with Rail Road Shuttle $850/1-2 anglers

    Multi-day camp trip $700/day/person (all inclusive)

    June 12-15 

    June 18-21

    June 24-27

    June 30-July 3

  • Fall Trout & Steelhead Launch Dates Wallowa Grande Ronde Rivers 2024

    Half day Wallowa $450/1-2 anglers

    Full day Wallowa Highway Section $700/1-2 anglers

    Full day Wallowa Roadless Section with Railroad Shuttle $850/1-2 anglers

    Multi-day camping trip $700/day/person (all inclusive)

    September 8-12

    September 15-19

    September 22-26

    September 29-October 3

    October 6-10

    October 13-17

    October 20-24

    October 27-31

    *Any 5 day trip can be booked as a 4 day option.

Deposit & Cancellation Policy

50% down payment is required to book a trip with final payment due 30 days prior to launch. Deposits and final payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable to a later date. Minam Store Outfitters requires that all participants provide proof of travel protection coverage to participate in this trip. Participants may purchase this coverage from the provider of their choice. For your convenience, we offer Travelex Insurance Services, Inc (CA Agency License #0D10209) plans to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. If you feel that the covered reasons eligible under the Trip Cancellation benefit will not meet your needs, Cancel for Any Reason is an available upgrade on Travelex Travel Select. Please see the Travelex Travel Select plan flyer here for more information. Purchase restrictions apply. For more information on the available plans visit https://www.travelexinsurance.com/?location=37-0157&go=bp or contact Travelex Insurance 800-228-9792 and reference location number 37-0157.

Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to move any trip to a different river for safety due to extreme water conditions, forest fires, road closures, and/or acts of God. Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to change partner wineries or chefs if scheduled winery or chef can not participate for any reason. 

Customer Stories

★★★★★

We went on the Minam Store’s Wine and Food on the Snake River through Hell’s Canyon for 5 days and 4 nights of exciting whitewater (class 3) rafting, hiking and glamping. The entire experience was outstanding: Grant and his expert rafting guides provided insights on the river, wildlife, and historical context during our hikes; Walla Walla winemaker Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars brought an abundance of excellent wines; all the delicious food was prepared in advance by Chef Andrae Bopp (rhymes with ‘hope’) of AK’s Mercado in Walla Walla. Grant and Lottie Richie, owners of the Minam Store in Wallowa OR, provided the sturdy rafts and gear (dry bags, tents, cots, etc) Definitely recommend this adventure!

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