Kookaburra Outfitters: Salmon, Idaho

Fish in Idaho

Steelhead season is open

Though we've got a little time before fishing gets good, it actually opened September 1st. It's always best to be thinking ahead about when you can get away from it all, and go fishing. We suggest from the  middle of October til the river ices up, usually toward the end of November is the best time for steelhead. We employ the most experienced fishing guides available for our section of the Salmon River. Our guides all drift the river in boats, giving you the best opportunity for catching fishing. Book with Kookaburra today! 

Idaho Salmon River Spring fishing

Hey, it's time to start thinking about your favorite spring activity, spring fishing! In a very short time, the Steelhead will be running in the upper reaches of Idaho's Salmon River. Book now to make sure we can reserve a place in the boat and assure you will have the best fishing guide there is! Couples are good so bring a friend, your significant other, your neighbor, a distant relative, anyone to fill up the boat.

The Steelies are waiting for you

Attention steelhead fishers: the steelies are waiting for you to hit the water! Prime time for steelhead fishing is coming right up, so this is an excellent time to make your plan. Depending on weather, the best time for you to fish is the 3rd or 4th week of October. And, remember that the worst day of fishing is better than a day at work, and no matter what, fishing is fishing!

You needn't be an expert steelhead fisherman

Come steelhead fishing with us: Kookaburra Rafting, on Salmon River and we help you become an expert steelhead fisher. We'll put you in our driftboat, and show you how it's done, rig up your line with our favorite "knock 'em dead" lure and take you to the best holes on the Salmon. For the best fishing opportunities, plan to make your reservation right away. 1-888-654-4386.

Fishin' is Fishin'

Hey, we can't guarantee you'll catch fish when you go with us, but we can guarantee you a good time on the Salmon River. You know what they say about fishing, the worst day on the river beats the best day at work, or something to that effect. We'll take you in our drift boat for an all day fishing expedition and provide you with an experienced guide and a tasty lunch. Call us today for your reservation. 1-888-654-4386.

Spring Fishing is Great

The break in cold spring weather brought out a lot of anglers this weekend, with good efforts in sections 17 and 19 on the upper Salmon River. The Steelhead were not responding quickly to the bait with 10 hours per fish being common. Not to say others weren't having more luck though! 

Fish and Game fishing reports show that the season is well on its way, and Steelhead were being caught in all sections. 

The Pahsimeroi Hatchers is starting to see large numbers of steelhead moving into the traps. Friday March 23 saw approx 200 per day in the trap. 

Salmon River is Clear

It's here! The ice has cleared Deadwater, the Salmon River is clear, the fish are here, Let's go!! Call us today and make your reservation for the steelhead fishing trip of your lifetime. Come and fish with us, Kookaburra Rafting, from Northfork  to Indianola and have some fun! This is a great time of year to start spending more time outdoors fishing rod in hand and to think spring! Hey, book it now!!

Salmon River Steelhead Fishing


If these warm spring-like temperatures continue, we need to talk soon about your  spring steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. It's a good idea to start planning early for your guided steelhead fishing trip with Kookaburra Rafting while we have plenty of open slots to choose from.  Our daytime high temperatures are in the low 40's so we see snow and ice melting at a fairly rapid rate. We are looking forward to a great spring steelhead run. Call us and make your reservation today.


Kookaburra Rafting, LLC 

1115 Highway 93 South
Salmon, Idaho 83467

Rafting & Fishing: Raft4fun.com

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