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Snake River
Fishing Trips

Fall-Run Snake River steelhead come charging up the Columbia River into the Snake River eventually reaching the fishing grounds in Hells Canyon beginning in September and into October. These are considered A-Run Steelhead due to the time they spend in the Pacific Ocean. These incredible fish are heading for tributaries of the Snake River such as the Grand Ronde River, the Imnaha River, and the Salmon River.


Don't be surprised to catch a fall-run chinook salmon on these trips as the fall-run Snake River chinook salmon are returning at this time of year as well which is a nice double bonus. You may even have time to stop and try to catch a sturgeon as well on these trips so you could be in for a triple bonus. 

You may never have better scenery than a steelhead fishing trip in Hells Canyon. Bighorn Sheep and Elk in rut are who you will see more of on your trip than other people. .

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 * Hells Canyon Sport Fishing operates under a special use permit from the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and is an Equal Opportunity provider and Employer.

   Fish hard every day  – We love what we do so this comes natural.
   Take our Job seriously – We are professionals providing a public service.
   Doing it right – We put forth the extra effort to make sure every day on the water goes as best as possible.
   Take care of and fight for our precious resources – Without rivers full of fish we would be nothing.
   Make everyone’s trip special – We are in the business of "Making special memories!"
   Pay it forward – We give back to our communities as much as possible because we can and it’s the right thing to do.

At Hells Canyon Sport Fishing we are proud to provide what we feel is a top notch guide service to our clients. A combination of experience, passion and talent all come together right here.
We know that giving an honest 100% and being totally focused will put more fish in the boat at the end of the day. We want to catch more fish than the next guy!
We know to never give up because sometimes by spending that last extra hour on the water can make the whole day. This is true and sometimes going a little above and beyond will make all the difference in our clients fishing experience.
We won’t blow smoke just to get you to book with us. We provide honest fishing reports and do not want you to book if we know fishing will be bad. We try to give you as much information as possible so you can decide if a trip with Hells Canyon Sport Fishing is right for you.
We want to see you catch fish just as much as you do. We do everything we can to put you on fish and put fish in the boat. Our guides won’t just hook fish and then let you reel them in. We want you to hook your own fish and we work hard to make that happen. A boat full of happy clients is our goal each and every day.
Our fish catching ability is well known, but our safety record is just as important to us. All our boats are equipped with lifejacket, first aid kits and other safety equipment. All our guides are trained in CPR and first aid.
Our guides are all licensed in their areas by… The U.S. Coast guard, Idaho Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board, Oregon State Marine board, Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. All our guide boats are Safe, Licensed, Bonded & Insured for a liability of 2 million.
These are just some of the things we do every day to be the best that we can be. Be Honest; try harder than the next guy and Fish Till It Hurts!  It’s what we do….

         Jason Schultz, Owner
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