Mile High Outfitters is licensed by the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board to over 150 miles of crystal clear streams and rivers. Big Creek, Camas Creek, Cottonwood Creek, West Fork of the Yankee Fork, and the Middle Fork of the Salmon Rivers have some of the best native West Slope Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, and White Fish that Idaho has to offer. We also have one or two streams that have Brook Trout. If you are a die-hard fly fisherman, you will look back at your trip with Mile High with two memories. First, you will never fish any stream where the water is so clear and secondly, “Damn, those Mile High boys have fun!”
We usually start fishing after August 1 and are done by September 15. Most fishing trips start once you fly into the Frank Church Wilderness. Fishermen need to get to Challis, Idaho. We will help you set up your flight with Middle Fork Aviation. It is a thirty-minute bush plane ride to get to our base camp. Most of our guests comment that the flight is one of their favorite aspects of the trip. On the guided trips, we use horses and mules to transport you and your fishing gear up and down the streams each day.
We will prepare a hearty breakfast, a sack lunch, and a fabulous dinner at night. You will work hard but you won’t lose weight. We camp in wall tents but you are welcome to sleep out under the stars if you wish. This makes a great family trip, guys, or women’s retreat or workshop. You can fly fish or spin fish with single barbless hooks but you are not allowed to use live bait. Most stream fishing is catch and release, however, there are a few exceptions. If you want a drop camp, we can accommodate that as well. We will get you away from the airstrips to a secluded place along the streams with our pack string of horses and mules. Although most fishing trips start once you fly into the wilderness, we have a few exceptions so if you are afraid of flying, we can still get a rod in your hand and a saddle under your butt.
In addition to stream fishing, we also offer lake fishing.