Jet Boat Steelhead Fishing

Steelhead Fishing

Salmon River the “River of No Return”

Our jet boats and skilled captains give you a unique ability to catch Steelhead in the most remote and uncrowded places in Idaho. Our jet boat charters are a great option for both novice and experienced fishermen, customized to your abilities. Let us help you hook into an Idaho Steelhead (ocean run Rainbow Trout) while taking in the wilderness of the Salmon River Canyon and it’s wildlife. We strive to provide the highest quality Idaho steelhead fishing adventures available. Steelhead fishing with us will give you the best opportunity to hook into that Steelhead you have always wanted. We operate on over 200 miles of Idaho’s best steelhead rivers many only accessible by jet boat. Our trips are guided by knowledgable guides of not only the river but also the history surrounding this area and it’s fish. A good lunch, and quality tackle is provided.

Snake River “Hells Canyon” Steelhead

Snake River Steelhead fishing from Pittsburgh Landing in the heart of the Hells Canyon Wilderness. Our location provides for an exciting opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime in one of the most remote areas in the lower 48 states.

Hells Canyon is North America’s deepest river gorge at 7,993 feet (2,436m). The canyon was carved by the Snake River, which flows 7,400 feet (2,300 m) below the peaks of Idaho’s Seven Devils Mountain range. Most of the area is inaccessible by road and makes for World-Class fishing adventures. Our trips start at Pittsburgh landing conveniently situated for the best fishing on the Snake River and the lower end of the Salmon. A nice lunch and all tackle is provided.


Jet Boat Fishing | 1 Day Steelhead Trips

Full Day Salmon River Trip
1 Day Jet Boat Fishing Trip
Rate ... $250.00 per person (5 person Min.)
Full Day Snake River Trip
1 Day Jet Boat Trip in Hells Canyon Fall Kings and Steelhead
Rate ... $250.00 per person (5 person Min.)

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What Makes Us the Best!

We fish some of the most spectacular wilderness in the country. Mountain River Outfitters is permitted for more river miles in Idaho than any other fishing outfitter. If the conditions are not great on one section we can get you to the fish on another. We operate both jet boats, rafts and drift boats to make sure you get the best experience possible and to allow us to get places no one else goes.

Hells Canyon is awesome in every way, the best year around fishing in Idaho. The Snake River offers consistent water temperatures to give it the highesty fish per mile river section anywhere. Choose from warm water Bass, prehistoric Sturgeon or ocean run King Salmon. We use Rafts and Jet Boats to get you through the challenging whitewater on 1 to 6 day adventures.

The River of No Return is the largest un damed rivers in the lower 48 and has hundreds of miles of natural spawning of wild Steelhead. The Salmon River has breathtaking scenery and is teeming with wildlife as most of it flows through Idaho’s Wilderness. The Salmon River boasts some of the best wild and hatchery runs of Steelhead in the nation along with great Trout, Bass and Salmon.

The drift boats at MRO are clean, comfortable and are equiped with heaters for fall and winter fishing. Our jet boats are well maintained and are designed specifically for the Idaho rivers we run and the fish we catch. Our fly fishing rafts are perfect for those multi day summer fishing adventures.

You will not be disappointed with the rods and reels and all the terminal tackle we provide. We take clients with all experience levels although some equipment may fail if not used correctly. Our guides work tirelessly on keeping our quality fishing tackle in good working condition and replace it regularly.

No matter if your on a 1 day trip or a 3 day 2 night in Hells Canyon or enjoying the good life at one of the Lodges.  Our menu is a combination of the highest quality ingredients prepared as if at a high end restaurant.


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Steelhead Fishing Lodge Trips

3 Day 2 Night Wilderness Fishing
Jet Boat Steelhead fishing in the Frank Church Wilderness and stay at the Ram House Lodge at Mackay Bar. Located at the confluence of the South Fork of the Salmon River 26 miles from the end of the road.

Trips Availabe: October 10 - November 20 and March.
Mackay Bar
Cast and Blast | Hells Canyon Trips
3 Day 2 Night Fall King Salmon fishing on the Snake River along with Bass, Sturgeon and Chukar hunting on the same trip. Riverside camping with our deluxe back country accommodations.

Trips Available: Mid September through October 5th.
China Bar Lodge Fishing Trips
Experience the "River of No Return" Wilderness Steelhead Fishing and China Bar Lodge only accessible by Jet Boat. Not only great fishing but some exciting white water, evening campfires, great meals and historical sites.

Trips Available: October 10 - November 15
4 Day 3 Night