In White Bird, Idaho looking across the Salmon River on a beautiful January 21st with the temperature at 24 degrees. We are about to board a jet boat for a video shoot highlighting the fishing trips offered by Killgore Adventures.
This shot was taken from the beach at the Killgore Adventures headquarters. The beach is just a few yards from the outfitter’s office, motel and RV Park.
Killgore Adventures operates Jet Boat tours and also fishing trips during most months of the year on either or both the Snake River in Hells Canyon and/or the Salmon River. These two great rivers run almost parallel for several miles in north central Idaho and then come together a few miles south of Lewiston, Idaho at the confluence where the Salmon empties into the Snake.
Jet Boat tours typically are run from the Spring through the Fall seasons. Several tours are offered. The most populer is a six-hour tour on the Snake River in Hells Canyon that begins at Pittsburg Landing and runs upstream to the Hells Canyon Dam and visitor center and back. A hearty lunch is included and plenty of drinks are available for thirsty clients including water, soft drinks and sport drinks.
Highlights of the tour include stopping at historical ranches, running the several class IV and V rapids, seeing a variety of wildlife and stopping to wade or swim at beautiful sandy beaches. The outfitter also offers a loop tour of both the Snake River and the Salmon River.
Fishing trips are run on both rivers and the catch could be steelhead, salmon, bass, trout and even the huge sturgeon.
Today, the focus is on fishing. As soon as the boat arrives we will head downstream and stop at several favored fishing holes to catch steelhead.