We at St. Joe Outfitters
& Guides take pride in the quality of services that we offer,
from our gentle mountain horses to the friendliness of our crew,
we try hard to make your trip a safe and enjoyable experience.
The upper St. Joe River
is one of Idaho's finest cutthroat rivers. The entire fifteen
miles that are within our territorial boundary are part of the
National Wild and Scenic Rivers system. This water is also
designated as "quality fishing" by the State of Idaho Department
of Fish and Game. The St. Joe is primarily home to native
cutthroat trout, though you may occasionally see a whitefish or
even a bull trout (closed to fishing). There are specific
regulations that apply here, catch-and-release only, using artificial
flies and lures with a single barbless hook. Fishing on
"the Joe" during early June can be difficult due to high
water from the spring runoff. We suggest that if fishing
is your main interest, that you book during July, August, or September.
Most of our summer guests are experienced fisherman, preferring
to explore and learn the river in their own way, though many use
the services of a fly fishing guide for part of their stay.
For the novice angler or someone who enjoys the company of an
experienced hand, we offer professional fly fishing guides.
They are only available on a limited basis and an additional fee
is involved for this service.
We offer 4
to 7 day trips June through September. We are a very
small operation, with a maximum of eight guests at one time.
Early booking is important.
Families are always
welcome on summer trips, kids and horses just seem to go together
naturally. It is important however, that children be able
to follow a guide's directions on the trail and around stock.
We recommend the children be 10 years of age or older.