If there’s one thing that defines all anglers, it’s a sense of independence and pride. A DIY attitude extends from rod and reel to the end of your hand-tied fly. Some might chafe at the idea of hiring a fishing guide for a trip out on the Snake River, but it’s a better idea than you might first realize.

Here’s Why You’ll Want a Guide On the Snake River

Hiring a fishing guide for your next Snake River adventure is never a bad idea. It makes your trip more fun, more accessible, and you’re more likely to catch “the big one.” Don’t quite believe us yet? Here are some other great reasons.

#1: You’ll Learn More Faster

Amateurs and experts alike should always approach fishing with a growth mindset. After all, the more you know about fishing, the better you are at it. Working with a fishing guide is a great way to learn new skills about fishing in general, as well as specific tips and strategies to catching fish that are native to a particular region (for instance, the huge sturgeon that patrol the depths of Hells Canyon).

With years of experience, a fishing guide can offer you insights into improving your casting, which things to focus on when you feel a tug at the end of your line, and also how to just relax and enjoy the experience more.

#2: You Don’t Need To Bring Your Own Gear

When compared to other sports and hobbies, say vintage cars, fishing is cheap in comparison. But that doesn’t mean you want to spend a bunch of money to replace worn out gear or buy new gear all the time. Fortunately, guided river trips often come with a gear rental option.

This is a great choice for those who don’t want to put undue wear and tear on their own gear or simply lack the right gear for the particular fish you’re pursuing, or the conditions your angling in. When the fishing guide provides all the bait and tackle, you can be sure it’s the right tool for the job.

#3: You Don’t Need Your Own Boat Either

Even the most casual of anglers have daydreamed of owning their own boat someday. For some, that dream might become a reality more quickly than others. But if you’re the type who can’t quite swing a boat, traveling with a fishing guide is a great way to get access to a professional quality one easily. With Killgore Adventures, you can travel on our jet boat ensuring access to even the most difficult to reach parts of the Snake River.

#4: You’ll Explore New Waters

Unless you’ve been on the Snake River before, or you know a guy who knows a guy who knows the best spots to fish, you’re likely going to be limited in where you go along the Snake. But a fishing guide can take you to the best spots for fishing for your particular quarry. You’ll get to see parts of the river that few others know about.

#5: You’ll Make Lasting Memories

When it comes down to it, working with a fishing guide on the Snake River opens up so many more opportunities than just going by yourself. Your fishing guide will take care of much of the logistics of the trip, so you can spend more time focusing on reading the waters and baiting your hooks. With less mental clutter, you can fully immerse yourself in the experience, creating memories that are sure to last a lifetime, and that will lead to stories you can share with your friends and loved ones.

Because at the end of the day, that’s what a great fishing trip is about. It’s not so much what you catch, but how you caught it. It’s about the bond you share with the friends you brought along with you, and the wisdom you gain from your fishing guide.

Book Your Guided Fishing Trip On the Snake River Today

Convinced now? We thought that might be the case. Killgore Adventures offers guided fishing trips through Hells Canyon, taking you up either the Salmon or Snake River in pursuit of fish like trout, steelhead, bass, and even sturgeon. Book your fishing adventure today!