The Stanley-Sawtooth area offers an incredibly rewarding variety of fishing opportunities. The famous Main Salmon and the Middle Fork of the Salmon Rivers offer endless opportunities for bank fishing, wade fishing and float fishing. Include the hundreds of high mountain lakes and car-accessible valley lakes and the Stanley Sawtooth area is an anglers dream.
Anglers will find West Slope Cutthroat trout, Rainbow trout, Bull trout, hybrid Cutbow trout, Brook trout, Lake trout, Mountain Whitefish and Chinook salmon. In March and April the Steelhead return to the area drawing anglers from across the nation.
Local outfitters and guides offer wade fishing, float boat fishing, horseback accessed fishing, hiking and fishing for both spin or fly anglers. Several valley lakes, many high mountain lakes, and selected sections of the Main Salmon River are stocked by Idaho Fish and Game during the summer months, while other areas host only native fish.
- McCoys Tackle Shop – 208-774-3377
Float Boat Fishing Guide Service
- Headwaters Fishing Guides – 800-571-7238
- The River Company – 800-398-0346
- Salmon River Anglers – 866-774-4644