The Clearwater River in Idaho is renowned worldwide for its legendary steelhead fishing, offering anglers the opportunity to engage in an exhilarating pursuit as they seek to reel in these elusive and powerful fish.


Nestled within the scenic heart of Idaho, the Clearwater River stands as a testament to the allure of steelhead fishing that has captivated anglers globally. Enjoy this 3 Night / 2 Day Specialty package for two people!

With its pristine waters and rugged terrain, the river offers a one-of-a-kind experience for fishing enthusiasts. The Clearwater River is a haven for those seeking the thrill of catching these elusive and robust steelhead. The river’s reputation as a prime steelhead fishing destination is underpinned by its abundant runs of both A-run and B-run steelhead, promising a diverse and rewarding angling experience.

Anglers Edge Adventures not only provides expert guides well-versed in the river’s nuances but also offers a gateway to immerse oneself in the awe-inspiring wilderness and tranquil surroundings that make Clearwater River a truly remarkable fishing haven. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice, the Clearwater River’s legendary steelhead fishing guarantees an unforgettable adventure harmonizing the thrill of the catch with the serenity of the natural world.

Indulge in true relaxation by retreating to one of the three riverside guest cabins, ensuring an exceptionally comfortable trip. Each cabin is thoughtfully equipped with a private half-kitchen, a bathroom, a cozy living area, and a charming porch, all coming together to offer the quintessential riverside-cabin experience.

As the sun rises, wake up and enjoy a cupa joe, preparing to embark on a day of exhilarating steelhead fishing, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure by the water!

Discover the pinnacle of Steelhead fishing in Idaho on the iconic Clearwater River in North Central Idaho, a waterway steeped in angling heritage. Anglers Edge holds exclusive permits for nearly 30 miles of non-motorized Steelhead habitat, offering a truly unmatched fishing experience. These ocean-migrating rainbow trout, native to Idaho and the Pacific Northwest, embark on a remarkable journey from the ocean to our river each early fall, gracing us with their presence until mid-late Spring. This natural spectacle stands as one of North America’s most robust and thrilling fishing encounters.

Originating from the Pacific Ocean, these anadromous rainbow trout travel over 500 miles to reach the Clearwater River, where they spawn. Some mature in freshwater, while others in saltwater during their initial two to three years of life. Astonishingly, Steelhead can undertake multiple spawning journeys throughout their lifetime, returning time and again to their birthplace. Unlike Salmon, this unique ability characterizes their extraordinary lifecycle.

With sizes reaching up to 45″ and the agility to accelerate to 25 mph in mere seconds, Steelhead trout rank among the top five freshwater gamefish in North America. Their spirited resistance when hooked makes for an exhilarating battle, promising a memorable day of fishing!

Fly into Missoula, Montana or Spokane, Washington, but expect to drive to the small community of Kooskia, Idaho for your legendary steelhead fishing experience!

Missoula is approximately 3 hours from Kooskia, and 144 miles. Spokane is also about 3 hours away, and approximately 170 miles away. Either of these drives provide beautiful scenery!

You’ll be driving through mountain landscapes and along the river for the last stretch of the drive. Come a day or two early or stay a day later to enjoy other recreational opportunities in the area!

A comprehensive gear list will be provided upon booking, but we suggest your bring:

  • Warm, comfortable layers
  • Waterproof layers (including a wading jacket and waders)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Warm gloves (pro tip: bring latex gloves to slip on over your warm gloves for make shift waterproof gloves)


  • 3 nights comfortable lodging
  • 2 days fully guided fishing (drift boat and/or walk and wade)
  • World class steelhead fishing
  • Knowledgeable and friendly guides
  • Waterside lunch and non-alcoholic beverages
  • $100 certificate for Silver Dollar Pizzeria & Pub
  • Loaner gear (upon request)
  • Fish processing and packaging for transport (if desired)