Meet the Guides at MRO


No matter your skill set Mountain River Outfitters will give you the best chance of being successful.

Jet Boat Captain and fishing guide Jess Baugh

Jess Baugh

Jet Boat Captain/Drift Boat Guide

2o years of guiding on the Salmon and Snake Rivers and a passion for fishing that is as strong as it was when he was 16 and learning how to fly fish Kelly Creek. Jess has a lifetime of fishing knowledge that he uses to help people be successful along with retelling countless stories and history of the canyon.

Stephen Wilmeth

Drift Boat Guide

Alaska native Stephen has many years of fishing experience for his young age. He is great at instructing both fly and gear clients on both the Salmon and the Snake. He will always have a smile on his face no matter if it's a 1Lb. Bass or a 30Lb. Salmon.

Idaho Fishing Guide Jon Kittell

Jon Kittell

Drift Boat Guide

A graduate of Colorado State University and is an expert in the geology and ecology of the area. He started guiding in Colorado and his guiding experiences have taken him over-seas to expeditions in Nepal and South America. With 8 years of guiding in Idaho and a happy, easygoing nature that helps him instruct fly fishing for Bass or conventional Steelhead fishing tequniques for better success.

Fly fishing guide Angie Morgan

Angela Morgan

Fly Fishing Guide

Idaho steelhead and salmon fishing guide Thad Ledgerwood

Thad Ledgerwood

Drift Boat Guide

Jet Boat Captain and fishing guide Mike Mclain

Mike Mclain

Jet Boat Captain

Mike has spent 20 years in the Frank Church Wilderness running the most challenging commercially run rapids. He has a tremendous outgoing personality and knows the River of No Return like no one else.

Why Choose MRO

We fish some of the most spectacular wilderness in the country. Mountain River Outfitters is permitted for more river miles in Idaho than any other fishing outfitter. If the conditions are not great on one section we can get you to the fish on another. We operate both jet boats, rafts and drift boats to make sure you get the best experience possible and to allow us to get places no one else goes.

Hells Canyon is awesome in every way, the best year around fishing in Idaho. The Snake River offers consistent water temperatures to give it the highesty fish per mile river section anywhere. Choose from warm water Bass, prehistoric Sturgeon or ocean run King Salmon. We use Rafts and Jet Boats to get you through the challenging whitewater on 1 to 6 day adventures.

The River of No Return is the largest un damed rivers in the lower 48 and has hundreds of miles of natural spawning of wild Steelhead. The Salmon River has breathtaking scenery and is teeming with wildlife as most of it flows through Idaho's Wilderness. The Salmon River boasts some of the best wild and hatchery runs of Steelhead in the nation along with great Trout, Bass and Salmon.

Fishing the Idaho Wilderness

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