Road trip to: Middle fork of the Salmon River, Idaho. June 28.
This trip can be a difficult one for a fly fisherman from Wisconsin, it’s really hard to dive past great waters such as the Gallatin, Yellowstone and the Big Hole rivers. Our first road off the interstate highway was Hwy 43, which runs along the Big Hole River. It is a fine looking river with good access and wide open area and few fishermen.
One of our first stops was at the confluence of the Yankee Fork and the Main Salmon. You can see some rafters getting ready to float the river.
After 2 days and 26 hours of driving we arrived at Stanley, Idaho. Gail was a bit surprised by how much snow was in the mountains yet. She really started to question how cold this river trip was going to be. Stanley’s elevation is about 6300’ and the Sawtooth Mountains in the in background are about 10,000’.
Dinner over looking the Salmon River. Wow, what a great view and great food! I would recommend the Bridge St. Bar and Grill in Lower Stanley to anyone!