St. Joe River 2-Day Trip Information Packet

Booking Information

  • After submitting a booking request, we will call you as soon as possible (usually within 24-48 hours) to collect information about clients, learn about trip intentions and goals, and answer any questions you may have.
  •  We will send an invoice with the total amount due for the trip. 
  • After a 50% deposit is paid for the trip, we will assign a guide and block off your requested trip date.
  • Our liability forms will be emailed to all guests on the trip.  These are required before any angler can float.  Sign these online, or print, sign, and email.
  • A week before your trip, the remaining amount on the invoice and liability forms are due.

Prepare and Pack for Your Trip - St. Joe River

We are excited to take you down the river!  Preparation is key to a successful river trip, although we like to think of ourselves as all-inclusive, we can't all just spend all day on the river in the nude and / or without a camera. Be prepared using the lists below.

Provisions

DAY TRIPS

On each day trip, you will be provided:

    • provide a gourmet shore lunch set up
    • drinks
    • a professional guide with a boat
    • vast opportunities to catch fish
    • a peaceful float down the river
    • shuttle transportation
    • all fishing gear (flies, rods, leaders, etc.), with the exception of waders. 

OVERNIGHT CAMPING

Each overnight camping evening includes:

    • A wall tent
    • Cots, Sleeping bags, sleeping bags, pillow and sheets
    • A gourmet dinner
    • A gourmet breakfast.
    • All fly fishing gear.
    • Gourmet lunch with drinks

Prepare for Your Trip

LIABILITY FORM

Due to the potential risks of the outdoors, everyone is required to sign a standard liability release form sent in a confirmation e-mail, acknowledging awareness of and acceptance of the risks associated with the trip you have selected. 

The guides and White Pine Outfitters will attempt to meet all schedules, but assume no responsibility for inconvenience or expense due to delays or changes.

FISHING LICENSES

If you plan on fishing for smallmouth bass and trout you will need to purchase an IDAHO fishing license.  Purchase them online at the Idaho Fish and Game website and printing a copy or you can get one at St. Joe Sport Shop in St. Maries before your trip.  Both 3 day and 10 licenses are available.

Pack for Your Trip

DAY TRIP RECOMMENDED PACK LIST

We recommend that each person bring the following for day trips:

    • A hard copy of the directions to Calder, ID as the service in the area isn't great once you reach St. Maries
    • St. Joe Fishing license for the river you will be fishing, please also review regulations for the river you plan to fish
    • Clothing for sun protection
    • A fleece jacket for cool evenings and mornings
    • A rain jacket and pants
    • River shoes that can get wet if you would like to wade
    • Sunglasses with croakies
    • A sun hat
    • Any medications you may need on a regular basis or in an emergency (e.g. epipen, inhaler, etc.)
    • An extra pair of car keys for vehicle shuttle
    • A camera with extra batteries
    COLD WEATHER
    In spring, fall, on overnight trips,  or if average daily temperatures are less than 60 deg F, we recommend:
    • Waders and boots
    • Wool / synthetic base layers
    • Synthetic sweats for under your waders
    • Extra synthetic or wool layers
    • Down / puffy coat
    • Wool / synthetic beanie
    • Gloves

    OVERNIGHT CAMPING

    • Small flashlight and /or headlamp with extra batteries
    • Toiletries, including small towel, feminine hygiene, handiwipes, extra hand sanitizer etc.
    • Ear plugs
    • Toothbrush/paste
    • Spare glasses/contacts
    • White Pine Outfitters provides limited amounts of beer and soda (approximately 2 cans per person per day).  You may bring as much additional beer and soda as you want, but we do request that you buy these in aluminum cans.  White Pine Outfitters also provides a modest amount of wine to have with dinners.  If you wish to bring your own favorite wines or if you want to bring hard liquor you are welcome to do so. 

    OPTIONAL GEAR

    • Camera
    • Binoculars
    • Pen & Notebook
    • Reading Material

    GRATUITY 

    Our guides work very hard to provide a great trip for you.  At your discretion, a tip (8-15%) may be left with your trip leader and will be appreciated by all of your crew.

    Itinerary - 2-Day St. Joe River

    Day 1

    White Pine will arrange a time between 7-10 am to meet in the town of Calder, Idaho.  You will be off the river by 3 pm - 6 pm depending on the season with an hour break for lunch.  Typical floats last 7 - 9 hours.

    For those traveling to Moscow first please let us know and we will do our best to meet with you prior to your trip.  If you are looking for lodging here in Moscow we work with the Monarch Motel which is downtown and only a block away from the shop.  

    After a quick meet and greet in Calder, you will jump in the rig with your guide and head up or downriver to a designated boat launch to start your day on the river.  Expect to be in the car 10 - 30 minutes as we navigate to the boat launch ( a good time to quiz your guide or catch up).  

    The shuttle will leave a guide vehicle at the take out and will take our guest vehicles to camp (Please bring an extra set of keys for your rig to give to the shuttle crew).   At the end of the float, your guide will derig the boat and load it on the trailer and you will be transported to the overnight camp (10-30 minutes after take out).   

    Settle in at the camp with a few drinks while relaxing along the river enjoying the peace of no cell service while we prepare a gourmet dinner.  After dinner, we will spend the evening next to a campfire under a starry Idaho night among good company telling stories. 

    Day 2

    Coffee starts at 6:30 am and sizzling breakfast by 7 am on day two.

    After breakfast, we will load up and head to the river for another day of angling.  After the second day on the water 7-9 hours expect to be shuttled back to camp with your guide.  Say goodbye, give a good handshake and or hugs, and plan a trip for next week before departing! 

    ( All personal gear should be packed up morning of day two) 

       

      Cancellation Policy

      Day Trip Cancellations

      Cancellations within 30 days will forfeit all deposit monies.

      Deposits for canceled guide trips will be refunded in full with a 30 day or more notice. If we are able to re-book the guide, we will refund the deposit or apply it to a trip at a later date if it is available. If a trip is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, the full price of the guide trip will be charged.

      Our guide trips go out in all safe weather and water conditions, therefore inclement weather, water levels or undesirable fishing conditions are NOT acceptable reasons to cancel or receive a refund. Trips cancelled by the guide or mutual guide/client decision due to unsafe weather or water conditions, state or federal closures, or other uncontrollable circumstances will have the entire deposit refunded. 

      Multi-Day Trip Cancellations

      If you find it necessary to cancel your trip please notify us as soon as possible. All deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel your trip more than 120 days prior to your departure date we will retain your deposit and credit it toward a future trip with White Pine Outfitters. If you cancel 120 day or less but more than 30 days prior to your launch date you must pay 50% of the trip price. If you cancel within 30 days of your trip departure, you must pay the full trip price. This cancellation policy applies per person. We regret we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies. Because of this, we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation and travel insurance (see Travel Insurance).

      Travel Insurance

      Your pre-trip package will provide more information on the rigors of the trip you have chosen. Even though we make every effort to insure a safe trip for everyone, we strongly recommend that you protect yourself, your belongings, and your vacation by purchasing a traveler’s insurance policy. Should you have to cancel your trip at the last minute due to illness or injury, a trip cancellation policy will cover your non-refundable payments in most cases. If you become ill or injured while on a river trip, evacuation may be prolonged, difficult and expensive. Many trip insurance policies cover such events. If you choose not to purchase travel insurance you will be asked to sign a waiver. Baggage and cameras are carried entirely at the owner’s risk, and White Pine Outfitters Inc. accepts no responsibility for lost, damaged, or delayed property. We recommend TRAVELEX.

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