Guided and unguided Fly Fishing for cutthroat trout on the St. Joe River in Idaho. Great lodging and meals on one of the Northwest's most famous catch and release streams.
We also offer scenic guided six day pack trips to the back country and
high Bitteroot Mountains lakes. Super outdoor adventure at a quality lodge.         

St. Joe Outfitter and Guides logo means great Rocky Mountain trout fishing

P.O. Box 11
Tensed, Idaho 83870
Tel. (208) 274 2222

A beautiful Cutthroat Trout from the St. Joe


We at St. Joe Outfitters & Guides take pride in the quality of services that we offer, from our gentle mountain horses to the friendliness of our crew, we try hard to make your trip a safe and enjoyable experience.


The upper St. Joe River is one of Idaho's finest cutthroat rivers.  The entire fifteen miles that are within our territorial boundary are part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system.  This water is also designated as "quality fishing" by the State of Idaho Department of Fish and Game.  The St. Joe is primarily home to native cutthroat trout, though you may occasionally see a whitefish or even a bull trout (closed to fishing).  There are specific regulations that apply here, catch-and-release only, using artificial flies and lures with a single barbless hook.  Fishing on "the Joe"  during early June can be difficult due to high water from the spring runoff.  We suggest that if fishing is your main interest, that you book during July, August, or September.  Most of our summer guests are experienced fisherman, preferring to explore and learn the river in their own way, though many use the services of a fly fishing guide for part of their stay.  For the novice angler or someone who enjoys the company of an experienced hand, we offer professional fly fishing guides.  They are only available on a limited basis and an additional fee is involved for this service.

We offer 4 to 7 day trips June through September.  We are a very small operation, with a maximum of eight guests at one time.  Early booking is important.

Families are always welcome on summer trips, kids and horses just seem to go together naturally.  It is important however, that children be able to follow a guide's directions on the trail and around stock.  We recommend the children be 10 years of age or older.


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