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 in the mid to late 1800's.  Their are good trails on both sides of the river most of the way allowing hikes to historical cabins, pictographs, rock foundations from the Chinese miners, and great views of the Wild and Scenic Snake River through Hells Canyon.    

Guided fly fishing trips in Hells Canyon can be booked on any of our normal launch dates, or private chartered groups can book a customized date with a minimum of 6 people.  Our guided trips in Hells Canyon will include our great camps you have come to love and expect with roomy tents, cots, pads and all camping gear provided.

Also a bird hunter? Check out our guided chukar hunting page and start planning your trip of a life time today!


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.  Effective July 25, 2020 All guests making reservations for multi-day trips are required to purchase CFAR (cancel for any reason) Travel Insurance to protect their investment and ours.  We recommend purchasing your CFAR travel insurance through a company like AIG Travel Guard or Travelex.  We cannot continue to invest money into equipment, guides, trip supplies, and food to give you the best river trip possible and then refund money when events cause you to cancel, or us to cancel for reasons that may be out of anyone's control. Covid-19 regulations and travel restrictions are everchanging and purchasing CFAR travel insurance will protect your investment.  We cannot give cash refunds for any reason whatsoever. We cannot make exceptions due to medical or family emergencies, weather conditions, travel restrictions imposed by local, state, or federal agencies.  CFAR travel insurance protects your investment whether you cancel for any reason or we are unable to perform the trip.  Most insurance companies require trip insurance to be purchased within a couple weeks of making your deposit so do not put it off.  

Spring Trout: Golden Stonefly Launch Dates 2023

June 12-15 2 Spots left

June 18-21 FULL

June 24-27 1 spot left

June 30-July 3 FULL

Fall Trout & Steelhead Launch Dates 2023

September 10-14

September 17-21

September 25-28 FULL 

October 1-5

October 8-12

October 15-19

October 22-25

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

Fly Fishing Rates

Half day Wallowa $395/1-2 anglers

Full day Wallowa Highway Section $595/1-2 anglers

Full day Troy section for steelhead $750/1-2 anglers

Full day Wallowa Roadless Section with Rail Road Shuttle $750/1-2 anglers

Multi-day camp trip $595/day/person (all inclusive)

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