The Snake River in Hells Canyon is an excellent fishery for all types of fishermen. It provides opportunity to fish for Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, Sturgeon, Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, and an occasional Channel Catfish. Our guides specialize in a variety of fishing techniques. Some of which include back trolling, drifting, cast and retrieve, bait fishing, and fly fishing. We strive to accommodate all fishermen from the novice to expert levels.
The most popular Steelhead fishing is best from October through February. Anglers have the opportunity to fish for Steelhead runs returning back to the Grande Rhonde River, Salmon River, Imnaha River, and Snake River. These rivers combine to provide on average 80,000 catchable returning fish. Don’t forget, in late September and early October an angler typically has a good opportunity of hooking into a Fall Chinook Salmon while on a Steelhead charter.
The Sturgeon in the Snake River are prehistoric looking fish that can reach up to 12-13 feet in length. The larger fish can reach weights up to 350 pounds. The Snake River Hells Canyon fishery is a Catch-And-Release fishery with excellent populations of big fish for the sport fishing challenge. Although Sturgeon Fishing is year-round in Hells Canyon, we recommend booking April through October, which allows opportunity for Smallmouth Bass and Rainbow Trout as well. The Snake River Smallmouth Bass populations are outstanding and upper Hells Canyon Trout fishing is excellent as well. These are great fisheries for the kids and the people who like the action of catching larger volumes of fish.
“Hey Brian just want to let you know I had the most AMAZING time!!!! I have told many people about it and showed pics and video and I have some people that would like to go. I am ready to go back already!! And yes I’m the one that hated fishing and like to just ride in the boat. But this experience changed that, I’m ready to reel in my OWN sturgeon now. (ha ha) Again, just wanted to tell you and Brad what an AWESOME job you guys did and we had a BLAST!!!!!!!!!!
"I have taken my clients from all over the world on excursions with Borderline River Charters and they all hope to bring their families back to experience Brian's first class adventure. I think that says it all."
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