The St. Joe River runs its course through an amazing, densely forested mountain canyon in the North Central part of Idaho. We offer day fly fishing trips with your choice of either a float trip or a walk-and-wade trip. Join our expert fly fishing guides from March to October and catch a high volume of wild trout in one of the best Blue Ribbon trout streams in America.
The journey of the St. Joe River starts from the Bitterroot Mountains and runs 140 miles across Idaho where it empties into Lake Coeur d'Alene. The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act protects the St. Joe, and fishing regulations have been implemented to nurture the river as one of the best trout fisheries in the West. Exclusive outfitting rights have been granted to ROW on a major part of the river which provides exclusive access to our guides and guests.
ROW offers both float and walk-and-wade trips on the St. Joe. The lower stretches of the river are typically used for our float trips, while the upper stretches of the river lend themselves more to walk-and-wade trips. Long considered one of North Idaho’s best-kept secret in the world of fly-fishing, this jewel of a river is brimming with wild cutthroat and rainbow trout.
"The best trout fishing (in Idaho), in my experience, is on the St. Joe, reached by Interstate 90 from Missoula or Spokane, and then over the Bitterroots on gravel roads. I shouldn't give this up; my two fishing brothers are going to kill me for this. But in sections of the St. Joe, the trout are so easy to catch you want to give them pointers on dodging the cheap fly. They're cutthroats, some as big as 18 inches. They don't fight as much as rainbows, but they're abundant and rise on cue to any decently presented dry fly. Trout Unlimited called the St. Joe the best cutthroat trout fishery on the west side of the Rockies."
- New York Times, "The Last Wilderness" July 1, 2007
Call 208-770-2517 or 866-836-9340 for any questions.