Guided Fly Fishing on the Main Snake River

The South Fork and Henry’s Fork’s of the Snake Rivers live up to their storied reputations well, but with some truly massive trout and our talented guides we’ve got another fishery we want to introduce you to.

Several of our guides live in the Pocatello area during the “off-season” specifically so they can guide and fish the main stem of the Snake.  Prime time for this fishery is November – March.  Trophy trout are common and while it’s not sunscreen and flip flop weather the temperatures are generally 20 degrees warmer than our home waters on the South Fork.  The effort put in is worth it!

We offer both walk and wade or float fishing opportunities on the main Snake. For those willing to dress warm and put in some work, you will have a chance at catching fish of epic proportions. The best part, there’s no reason to travel to Argentina or New Zealand, this fishery is just a short drive from Idaho Falls or Salt Lake and the lucky folks in Pocatello have this right in their backyard.


snake river rainbow trout

Trip Preparation-

  • Warm layers are an absolute MUST for fishing through the winter months as it can be cold and sometimes windy.
  • Waterproof jacket, waders, wading staff ( optional)
  • Polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, license
  • We encourage you to bring Epi pens if you normally carry one. As well as required allergy medications.
  • Guides’ choices of rods are a 9 foot or ten foot, 6 or 7 weight for nymphing and streamers. If you do not own either of those rod sizes, we are accustomed to providing rods, reels and lines.
  • Meet your Guide at Snake River Fly
  • Stay at La Quinta or The Hampton Inn
  • Excellent dining options include The Sandpiper and Jakers
  • The Pocatello Aiport is just minutes away from the boat ramp.

Guided Snake River Fly Fishing Rates

American Falls Reservoir to Massacre of Rocks State Park
Main Snake Walk & Wade Trips

Reservations for October – April (1-2 People) $475.00
Third person $150

Main Snake River Float Trips

Reservations for October – April (1-2 People) $645.00

*Includes lunch, ice, beverages and flies!

Get Here, We’ll Do the Rest

Fishing guides are available on a daily or weekly basis. We encourage guests to request guides, especially during peak season (June 20th-September 15th). Requests are first come first served.

What to Bring

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