Anglers may seek diversity in a wilderness fly fishing trip, and Salmon Forks Outfitters has designed a special trip that meets the bill! Salmon Forks Outfitters has access to some of the best fishing spots in the Bob Marshall Wilderness offering opportunities to fish alpine lakes, wild and scenic rivers and tributary streams. It all begins with a ride into the Salmon Forks Outfitters camp at the confluences of the Flathead, White and Little Salmon Rivers. From there, we can spike out in any number of directions targeting specific lakes, streams and rivers. Roving trip logistics: First day ride into Salmon Forks camp; next five days horseback rove, camp and fish at different locations that can include: Little Salmon, Salmon Lake, White River, Southfork Flathead River and Salmon Forks, five full days; ride out last day.
Many guests ask if we provide float trips on the South Fork of the Flathead river, we do not. There are only a few outfitters with permits to float, and we are not one of them. However, we want to point out, that although a float on the river can be very enjoyable, we believe the fishing options with Salmon Forks Outfitters offer a superior angling experience and here is why:
- As required by permit, float outfitters must keep moving down river, and the end result is that some of the better locations are passed by since the boats must keep on moving.
- Although located in a wilderness, the section of the south fork of the Flathead that is floated is subject to considerable use, multiple daily encounters with other floaters is likely.
- Due to the major fire in 2015, virtually the entire area surrounding the stretch of floated water has been severely burned and is scarred. The setting is not currently as majestic as other locations within the Bob Marshall in particular the Little Salmon and Salmon Forks areas.
-During high water it is very difficult to control downriver descent, this results in difficulty in targeting choice fishing spots. Contrast this with walk and wade, where the angler can specifically target waters and adjust to flow rates
If you wish to reserve a rafting fish and float with Swan Mountain Outfitters, daily and multi-day trips are available on the Swan River from our Swan Lake location.
Salmon Forks Outfitters is pleased to provide a wide array of high quality fly fishing, roving pack trips and elk hunts into the Bob Marshall. We operate from early June until mid October. Listed rates do not include pre and post-trip transportation, lodging or meals, fishing or hunting licenses, nor tips for your crew, if you feel they deserve it. For all repeat customers, 10% off of our prices for re-booking for another trip with Salmon Forks Outfitters!
For all overnight trips, a 25% non-refundable deposit for each participant is required to reserve a trip. Above prices do not include tags/licenses that are paid directly to the state of Montana. All fishing services are offered under Montana License #11300, Patrick M. Tabor 26356 Soup Creek Road, Swan Lake, MT 59911 (406)-387-4405
Deposit and payment policy
For all overnight trips, a 25% non-refundable deposit per person is required upon reservation. 10% discount available for groups of 6+.