This past weekend on the upper Salmon River, the majority of anglers were found above Ellis in location codes 18 and 19, but anglers downstream of Salmon were still catching steelhead as well. Anglers interviewed in location code 15, downstream of North Fork, averaged 13 hours per steelhead caught and 29 hours per steelhead kept. In location code 16, angler effort dropped from the previous weekend, but interviewed anglers still averaged 9 hours per steelhead caught and 11 hours per steelhead kept. Between the Lemhi and Pahsimeroi Rivers, in location code 17, interviewed anglers averaged 23 hours per steelhead caught and 34 hours per steelhead kept. Upstream of Ellis, in location code 18, interviewed anglers averaged 16 hours per steelhead caught and 51 hours per steelhead kept. Above the East Fork, in location code 19, angler effort increased significantly over the previous weekend, and interviewed anglers averaged 12 hours per steelhead caught and 30 hours per steelhead kept.
Water conditions remained favorable through the weekend, with clear water observed in all location codes and water temperatures in the mid to upper 40s.
Report by Brent Beller, Fisheries Technician * Idaho Department of Fish and Game – Region 7
Above table provided by Greg Schoby, Regional Fisheries Manager-Salmon Region, Idaho Fish & Game
(Feature photo via in-fisherman.com)