Stretching over 84 miles long, the Salt River is in Lincoln County in western Wyoming. It’s named for several exposed beds of salt. The Salt River is formed by the merging of the White River and Black River found in the White Mountains. The river is in the western region of Jackson Hole, flowing down along the Star Valley Ranch draining into the Palisades Reservoir.
The Salt River was very popular for both native Americans and late pioneers who were all searching for salt and game. The state of Wyoming ranks the Salt River as Class 2 (Red) which is “Very Good Trout Waters”. The population of cutthroat trout in the Salt River is high with sizes ranging from 12 to 14 inches, alongside a decent amount of brown trout.
This river is perfect for beginners due to the large open space for casting and easy-to-read water which is good for walk wading. But as with any river, there are also strong currents and high-depth holes that require use of a boat for proper casting and catching of fish. This fishing adventure is on private property and is a good location for those wanting to learn the basics of fishing, in contrast to popular and crowded publicly-accessed fishing spots. Your fishing guide will teach you how to use your equipment and show you the best spots for landing a catch.
Fly fishing Jackson Hole is a once in a lifetime experience. Many people wait years to have the opportunity to experience Jackson Hole fly fishing. Trips tend to get very busy during summer months and many days are simply sold out. Your Jackson Hole Wyoming Fly Fishing adventure awaits you today.