Idaho Adventure News

  • Spring fishing is heating up in Idaho

    [caption id="attachment_401" align="aligncenter" width="480"] A happy angler with a nice Chinook salmon caught in Lake Coeur d'Alene (courtesy Lake Charters)[/caption] By Steve Stuebner Spring fishing is starting to heat up in Idaho after a long winter that brought plenty of snow and freshwater to Idaho's rivers and reservoirs. Idaho outfitters are fishing for Chinook salmon on Lake Coeur d'Alene, steelhead on the Salmon River near Salmon, cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout on the South Fork Snake River near Idaho Falls, and rainbows and browns on the Boise River and Owyhee River in Southwe...

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  • Outdoor writer to detail sexual harrassment in Colo. river-guiding industry at IOGA annual meeting

    By Steve Stuebner Jayme Moye, a widely published outdoor journalist who wrote an exposé about sexual harassment in the river-guiding industry in Colorado and inside the National Park Service, Grand Canyon District, will be the lunch speaker on Thursday, Dec. 14th, during the 63rd annual meeting of the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association (IOGA) in Boise. The IOGA meeting runs from Tuesday, Dec. 12, through Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, culminating with The Thaw Fundraiser, a super-fun dinner banquet and silent/live auction on the evening of Thursday the 15th, starting...

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  • Idaho outfitters expecting a promising big game hunting season

    Elk hunting is expected to be excellent in Idaho this year. (Courtesy IDFG)[/caption] By Steve Stuebner It's September -- the temperatures are cooling off, the nights are getting chilly in the mountains, and the spine-tingling bugle call of Rocky Mountain elk is echoing in the forest. That means it's time to go hunting! Idaho outfitters who lead big game hunts are optimistic about a promising hunting season this year. "For elk, it should be a good strong year," says Dale Denney, owner of Bear Paw Outfitters. "The deer numbers may be down a little bit after the big winter, but elk will be stron...

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  • Summer is here! Time to plan a fishing trip or trail ride in Idaho!

    Riding horseback into the Idaho backcountry is a memorable experience! Courtesy Mystic Saddle Ranch[/caption] By Steve Stuebner As we’ve turned the corner from spring to summer in June, the weather is warming up into the 80s, the wildflowers are popping in the mountains, and the fish are biting on lakes and rivers in the great state of Idaho. Now is a great time to reserve dates for an unforgettable horseback ride into the Idaho wilderness. Ride in a small group with family or friends on national forest trails into high mountain lakes to go camping, fishing and relaxing off the grid. Some outf...

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  • Deep mountain snow gets outfitters excited about Idaho whitewater season

    Lochsa Falls on the Lochsa River (courtesy Three Rivers Rafting)[/caption] BOISE -- (March 14, 2017) – Mother Nature blessed Idaho with deep snow in the mountains this winter, ranging from 98 percent to 180 percent of normal statewide, setting up an outstanding year for fishing and whitewater boating on Idaho’s world-class rivers. “We’re pretty excited! Things are shaping up to have one of the best seasons in a long time,” said Erik Weiseth with Orange Torpedo river trips, which offers multi-day trips on the Salmon and Owyhee rivers in Idaho. “This is going to be a season for the record books....

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  • IOGA Lobby Day a big success ... and the Dutch Oven food was tasty too!

    The Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association has a long tradition of bird-dogging legislation that comes up each year at the Idaho Statehouse during the legislative session to ensure that IOGA's interests are heard. And then in the evening, IOGA serves up a delicious dinner called, "A Taste of Idaho Outfitting," featuring scrumptious Dutch oven meals prepared by outfitters and guides from throughout the state of Idaho. Hunting outfitter businesses, river businesses, backcountry summer tour businesses, among others, are all represented. This year, IOGA talked to lawmakers about supporting the ...

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  • Now’s the time to catch a big steelhead in Idaho!

    [caption id="attachment_329" align="aligncenter" width="798"] Salmon River steelhead courtesy Mountain River Outfitters[/caption] By Steve Stuebner It’s late fall, and steelhead season is kicking into high gear in Idaho! The fish are moving upstream into the Snake, Salmon and Clearwater rivers as we speak. Now is the time to book a steelhead trip with an fishing outfitter to catch a big one with your friends and family. Late fall also means the IOGA annual meeting is coming up! It’s scheduled for Dec. 13-15 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, including the super-fun fund-raiser, silent/live au...

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  • Hunters may break records for elk, deer harvest in Idaho

    [caption id="attachment_319" align="aligncenter" width="3200"] Happy elk hunter (courtesy Flying B Ranch)[/caption] By Steve Stuebner Idaho’s outfitters are busy packing gear into the backcountry to get ready for a busy season of deer and elk hunting this fall, one of the busiest seasons in years. Big game hunting in Idaho is coming back with a vengeance this year on the heels of a very good year in 2015, when elk hunters harvested 4,000 more animals than the year before and nearly reached an overall harvest level of 25,000 elk, a milestone that’s only been reached three times in the last 4...

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  • Expect a stellar floating, fishing season in Idaho this summer

    [caption id="attachment_306" align="alignleft" width="3264"] Heather hooks a nice Chinook salmon on the Salmon River (courtesy Mountain River Outfitters)[/caption] By Steve Stuebner Fishing and floating outfitters are hard to catch right now because they're really busy showing their guests a great time fishing for Chinook salmon on the Clearwater and Salmon rivers, or floating rivers all over the state of Idaho. Following a robust winter that brought bountiful powder snow for skiing and snowmobiling, all of that snow is running down the mountains into Idaho's world-class rivers now, transla...

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