Ram House Lodge at Mackay Bar

Experience Idaho's Legendary Steelhead Fishing

Wilderness Steelhead Fishing

Jet Boat Fishing | Ram House Lodge

Experience the Frank Church “River of No Return” Wilderness

Steelhead fishing from our lodge at Mackay Bar will give you the best opportunity to hook into the most sought after sport fish in the Northwest. Experience Idaho’s best steelhead fishing accessible only by Jet Boat from the Ram House Lodge at Mackay Bar located at the confluence of the South Fork 25 miles from the end of the road.  Located in the prime location to fish for both wild and hatchery stocks of Steelhead gives you an exciting opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime in one of the most remote areas in the lower 48 states.

Let us help you hook into an Idaho Steelhead (ocean run Rainbow Trout) while taking in the beauty of the Salmon River “River of No Return” Wilderness and it’s wildlife. We provide the highest quality fishing adventures available on the Salmon River.  Our fishing lodge at Mackay Bar offers all fishermen no matter what skill level the best guided steelhead fishing. Our trips are guided by knowledgable guides of not only the river but also the history surrounding this area and it’s fish. Great meals at the lodge, a good lunch on the river, and all the tackle is provided. Your trip starts at Vinegar Creek at the end of the Big Salmon Rd 26 miles from Riggins at 3:00pm and we return around 2:00pm the last day.

If you have been feeling like you are a little too “unconnected to the back-country” you need to visit the Ram House lodge at Mackay Bar. You will have time to enjoy friends with good conversations, great food and evenings around a campfire.  Surrounded by Salmon River Wilderness serenity while relaxing on the deck or play along the rivers edge or you may choose to explore additional sites such as a Buckskin Bills historic homestead and the blue ribbon trout fishing of the South Fork.

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Jet Boat Fishing Packages

3 Day 2 Night Steelhead Trip
All-inclusive fishing and lodge experience on the Salmon River.
$795.00 per person (5 min.)
4 Day 3 Night Fishing Vacation
All-inclusive Steelhead fishing and wilderness lodge adventure vacation.
Rate ... $1170.00 per person (5 person Min.)

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Why Choose Us!

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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