Mountain River Outfitters in Riggins, Idaho

Managed by Fred Taylor


About Your Guide

Outfitters Jess and Brenda have raised their 3 kids on the river in Riggins, Idaho. Jess started guiding fishing and raft trips 28 years ago. Now they live at and operate their own lodge on 43 acres of private land just outside of Riggins. Living in the heart of the Idaho wilderness is a dream they always hoped for, and has now become a reality. They have always loved sharing their passion for the Salmon and Snake Rivers and the wilderness no matter what experience you're looking for. Living and fishing in Idaho’s backcountry his whole life gives Jess a great appreciation and knowledge of the area, its fish and its history to share with their clients.

Steelhead Guide Fred has over 7 years of experience running drift boat trips for monster Steelhead on the Salmon and Snake river (and others). A true steward of the sport, Fred is always involved in conservation-related activities to support the local seaborn trout population. Being on the water every day is not just a job for Fred, but a necessity, stemming from his passion for the river itself and the beautiful creatures that venture up it!

Mountain River Outfitters Trips

Catching Steelhead is what Captain Fred lives for, and he strives to provide the highest quality Idaho steelhead fishing adventures available on the Salmon River. Get out there and catch some of these beautiful, delicious Salmonids! Born and raised on the Salmon River, Fred is a professional and experienced Steelhead fisherman that will give you the best opportunity to safely hook into that Steelhead or Salmon you have always wanted. With over 70 miles of Idaho’s best steelhead fishing directly accessible from his headquarters in Riggins, Idaho, he can offer the best in Idaho guided Steelhead fishing. All of Fred’s trips are guided in a drift boat. Fred is not only an expert at navigating the river, but is also extremely knowledgeable about the history surrounding this area. A good lunch, quality rods and Steelhead fishing equipment are all provided, along with a propane heater for your comfort. Read More

River Fishing Trip in Riggins

Salmon River Steelhead - 17’ Willie

100% (1)
17 ft 1 - 3 People From $233 / person

Recent Reviews of Mountain River Outfitters

Danny S.


First timer here and had a complete blast! Tessa was an amazing guide and we couldn't have had a better time! I highly recommend taking the trip and experiencing it for yourself.




Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing


Start Location

411 North Main Street, Riggins, ID, USA

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