Riggins Steelhead Fishing Trips from Spring Bar

We (Whitewater Expeditions) offer steelhead fishing trips on the Salmon River leaving from Spring Bar (11 miles from Riggins, Idaho). Our trips include a private jet boat and all the fishing gear you’ll need.

Come Experience steelhead fishing on the Salmon River

Why Choose Us for your Steelhead fishing trip?

We’re Big on Experience

We keep our groups small, so that the experience is big.

We’re an approved Outfitter

We are a licensed and bonded Idaho Outfitter. Our boats and captains are Coast Guard certified.

30+ years in Business

Whitewater Expeditions has been in business for more than 30 years.

Steelhead Fishing Trips from Spring Bar

We offer single day charters from Spring Bar

About our Spring Bar charters

Our Spring Bar steelhead fishing charters take you along a stretch of river that lies along the Main Salmon River Road. Your trip will begin at the Spring Bar boat ramp near Riggins, Idaho.

How our fishing trips work

You will meet your boat captain (also your fishing guide) at the Spring Bar boat ramp. You will have your own personal jet boat for your fishing trip. Our jet boats are Coast Guard certified and stocked with everything you need for your fishing excursion. Our fishing trips typically begin at 8am and you will spend the day fishing and enjoying the river. We will drop you back at the boat ramp around 5pm.

Why choose this trip?

The Spring Bar boat launch is located 11 miles from Riggins and is a convenient 30 minute drive. This allows you to wake up slower and get home faster.

A jet boat floats down the Salmon River while people fishing from the sides during their steelhead fishing trip.

Spring Bar Trips include

Private Boat & Guide

You get a private boat! We don’t combine groups. Your jet boat captain will be your expert fishing guide.

Fishing Gear

Your boat will be stocked with fishing rods and all the fishing gear you will need during your fishing trip.

Convient Access

Your fishing trip will take you into a lower section of the river. Here you will experience the beauty of the Salmon River.

Fishing Trip Pricing

1-Day Spring Bar trip


  • Includes a private boat
  • Includes a fishing guide
  • Includes fishing rods and gear

$200 / Per Person

Booking minimum is $1,000 + fees/taxes and includes up to 5 people. Additional people are $200/per person. We have a max group size of 16 people.

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A few Questions Answered!

We are located in Riggins, Idaho and offer Idaho Steelhead fishing trips on the Salmon River. Riggins is located about 3 hours from Boise and 2 hours from Lewiston. See where Riggins is located on a map – Google Map

The Spring Bar boat ramp is located 11 miles up the main Salmon River out of Riggins, Idaho. From Riggins it takes about 30 minutes to drive to the boat ramp. See where its located on a map – Google Map

You can add lodging at a backcountry ranch to your fishing trip with us or you can arrange lodging in Riggins, Idaho.

Lunches are not included.

Yes! Our boats are stocked with rods, bait and tackle.

Yes, you must purchase an Idaho fishing license and Steelhead fishing permit. For detailed information visit https://idfg.idaho.gov/rules/fish.

Yes, there is a boat minimum of $1,000 or 5 people. Additional people are $200 per person. We have a max group size of 16 people.

Spring steelhead fishing starts when the ice melts on the river, which is usually mid-february. For the best spring fishing, we suggest you book your steelhead trip mid-february through the end of April.

The fall season opens in September but the fish don’t typically arrive to Riggins until October. For the best fall steelhead fishing, we suggest you book your trip October – November. Fall fishing goes until the river freezes which is typically late November/early December.

Payment is due in full at the time of booking.

Full refunds are given for cancelations that occur 30 days before our 1-day fishing trips (minus transaction fees). If you cancel within 30 days of your trip you will receive a 50% refund (minus transaction fees). If we should have to cancel because of unpredictable circumstances (water level, ice, fires, US Forest Service restraints etc) you will receive a full refunded.