Library Fishing Report Salmon River

Salmon River

From: 03/13/2015
To: 03/13/2015
Type of Water: Freshwater
Species: Steelhead
Silver Creek Outfitters Steelhead Fly Fishing Forecast 2015

The steelhead coming up river from the Pacific Ocean to the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery have to travel nearly 1000 miles and pass over 8 dams. And this year, they are early to the dance! Typically these fish begin to show towards the end of March in the stretch of the Salmon between Stanley and Challis with the season closing the end of April. But a mild, rainy February lead to an early runoff signaling to the fish staged down stream, it was time to move. More than 100 fish have already made their way to the Sawtooth Hatchery with more than a 1,000 at the Pahsimerori hatchery. Most of the fish are still below Challis, but new waves of fish are moving up river each day. With the water as low and clear as it is right now, nymphing is View more...


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