The plans for our first trip came about after our first day ever fishing with Targhee. We had a good day fishing and somewhere within our conversations steelhead came up, and just like that we were planning a trip. October rolled around and it was time to go, we heard reports coming in and we knew fishing was gonna be tough. Some fish were being caught in the area we were headed but overall numbers were pretty low. Well long story short the run was later than we expected and fishing was very poor. Targhee was the only one of us that landed a steelhead in 3 days of fishing. And as those of you who who have fished for steelhead know, it only made us want to go back even more. After discussing our options we decided to plan a trip to a different system further north, where fish are bigger and the river is smaller. It seemed an obvious choice after how overwhelmingly large the Salmon River was.
Many thanks to Targhee and his camera for capturing all of these great moments!