HELLS CANYON



Snake River Hells Canyon Steelhead

Winding through Idaho’s backcountry we fish the entrance to Hell’s Canyon on the Snake River for Fall and Winter Steelhead. Steelhead is an ocean-going Rainbow trout that is reared in freshwater, migrates to the ocean, and then travels back to its spawning grounds after a couple of years. Heller Bar Steelhead are known to be great fighters giving you acrobatic shows and long screaming runs. Heller Bar Steelhead average 5 to 8 pounds with larger 10 plus pound fish showing up in the system on occasion. Our team of guides knows every inch of the river and knows the ins and outs as the season starts and progresses. On these trips our Heller Bar Fishing Guides provide all the gear necessary for catching these steelheads, they also provide a BBQ shore lunch and will fillet your catch at the end of the day. Most people spend years trying to catch Steelhead, so avoid the learning curve and hire one of our Hells Canyon Steelhead Fishing Guides to put you on the fish the first time.

Snake River Hells Canyon Sturgeon

Sturgeon are the largest freshwater fish in North America and our Heller Bar Sturgeon fishery is home to some of the largest fish in the states of Idaho and Washington. Averaging 6 to 8 feet with 10 plus footers in the river these fish put up a tremendous fight with their monstrous size and weight. Combine that with the river current and you and your fishing partners are on for one epic battle. Our Heller Bar Sturgeon Fishing Guides know right where these fish are feeding and where they rest. Sturgeon can be fished year-round but the months of April, May, June, October, and November are the best. Let our Hells Canyon Sturgeon Fishing Guides put you on that fish of a lifetime!

Snake River Hells Canyon Smallmouth Bass

Pound for pound the smallmouth bass fight better than any species we target. When the bite is on it is not uncommon to catch over 100 of these feisty fish in a day. Most of our fish range from 10 to 18 inches with a few 20+ inches to be caught. In the spring our Snake River Heller Bar fishing guides will take you on a scenic trip targeting the soft water areas. Most of the time we will find bass hanging out along the shorelines in shrubs, rocky areas, or behind gravel bars. The easiest and most simple method works the best – casting soft plastics such as tubes, senkos, and curly tails into these pockets of water. Most of our anglers opt to combo this trip with Sturgeon.