Creel clerks began interviewing steelhead anglers on the upper Salmon River on Friday, September 30th. Angler effort was highest downstream of North Fork in location codes 14 and 15. Interviews were obtained upstream of North Fork in location code 16, but angler effort was low. No interviewed anglers reported catching a steelhead this week.
The Salmon River had good visibility at the start of the weekend, but rainstorms caused the visibility to decrease downstream of North Fork by late Sunday. Currently the Salmon River is flowing at 1,140 cfs through the town of Salmon which is 97% of average for today’s date. Water temperatures were in the upper 50s throughout the weekend.
Next week’s report will be issued on Tuesday, October 11th due to the Columbus Day holiday.
Report via Brent Beller * Idaho Department of Fish and Game – Region 7 * Salmon, ID