Anglers dream of coming out West to experience the thrill of hooking into a native cutthroat, a fat rainbow, or even the illusive Bull Trout. Idaho is known for its legendary trout fishing, and it is well deserved. Idaho is choked full of “Blue Ribbon” fisheries, but the problem can be that you’re not the only one that knows about them. Access parking lots can be jammed packed with anglers all scrambling for a spot on the river. The other issue is the fish become very pressured, and not as easy to fool. Great rivers and lots of fun, but we have better!
We know of place that few know about, and yet it has some of the best western fishing you have ever experienced, or even heard about. Taylor Outfitting, located in McCall, Idaho has just about every aspect of Idaho trout fishing you can image. Full day backpack trips to high mountain lakes, drift boat float trips, local creeks and streams, or a unique trip targeting mountain tiger musky. Fly casting lessons are also available from IFF certified casting instructors. Perfect for those looking to either learn the art of fly fishing, or those looking to improve on their cast. A real plus to this fishing adventure is that after a day of fishing there are a variety of natural hot springs to soak in and get ready for the next day’s adventure. Not many places can say that! With over 20 years of guiding in this area Taylor Outfitting knows where the fish are!
In addition to the stunning scenery, what makes this trip unique is that you can customize it to meet the experience you’re looking to have. Each day can be completely different from the day before, or you can fish the same water every day. This is truly your trip, and we will help you design it according to the time of seasons, access, hatches, flows, etc. Most of the time when anglers visit an area they are dependant on that particular piece of water being productive. And if for some reason it’s turned off, and we all know that happens, it can make for a tough trip. The fishing never stops on this trip! If a particular piece of water is not fishing as well as it should be the Outifter will move you to another piece of water that is fishing well! Taylor Outfitting has such a diverse inventory of possibilities that there is never a concern with catching fish!
Got Fishing is the Exclusive booking agency for this world class western fishing adventure, and we look forward to helping you design the perfect fishing experience.
Your trip can include:
The accommodations are perfect for either a pair of anglers or a small group. Perfectly located to give you that remote mountain feel, but close enough to the small town of McCall for any needed supplies or gear. This is perfect for family trips, small groups, and corporate getaways.
This is why anglers from all over the world come to McCall to experience trout fishing at its finest. There are a variety of trips, and world class experiences to choose from in this unique area of Idaho. Got Fishing will you help you put the perfect package together depending on the time of year, your skill level, and desired style of fishing. There is so much quality fishing to be done it will will blow your mind!
Drift boat float trips
This is one of the favorites. While you float the 13 miles of completely roadless, and secluded water, you will inevitably encounter some of the largest trout in the area. Fantastic and exciting early season streamer fishing, and great hopper fishing in late July through August.
Full day backpack trips to high mountain lakes
Without a doubt some of the best fishing in the McCall area are the gin-clear lakes left behind by glaciers thousands of years ago. The lakes can range from short easy hikes to advanced get your heart going hikes. Stunning views, and native cutthroat will be waiting to greet you! Lots of sight fishing opportunities on these lakes as well. Some lakes the outfitter can actually drive to and launch a drift boat.
Backcountry fishing on the border of the Frank Church Wilderness
Walk and wade in a breathtaking area of the Idaho backcountry, catching 100% native wild cutthroat. This fishing trip is the essence of fishing in Idaho. “RIver Runs Through It” type experience.
Bass and Tiger Musky
In addition to the great streamer fishing, in the Spring there is an opportunity to catch bass and tiger musky on the fly. There is also great fishing on this particular lake all summer with spinning, and baitcasting gear.
Local Creeks and Streams
For those looking wanting an easier day, walking and wading some of the local stream and creeks can produce lots of 12 – 15 inch trout.
Late May – Early Oct
Boise is the closest Airport. From there it is a 2 hour scenic drive North up the famous Highway 55 to the small mountain town of McCall, Idaho. Flights can be arranged directly to McCall if preferred.
Suggested Gear List:
This is high mountain fishing so depending on the time year you will need to bring appropriate laying clothes. Polypro and Fleece are always the best choices. Quality rain jackets are also important to have in your arsenal. Mornings and evening can always be cool in the mountains so come prepared for both hotter and cooler temps all in one day!
All necessary fishing gear (5 wt fly rod is standard)
Waders and Boots
Appropriate layers for the current season
light long underwear
Includes/ Does not Include:
Guided fishing 8 hours per day
Fantastic freshly made deli lunch
Does Not Include:
Transportation to McCall
Fishing gear or bugs
Gratuity for guide and staff