Upper Salmon River Steelhead Fishing Report 2.25.19
By angelamontana

Posted: February 27, 2019

Poor weather conditions over the past week on the upper Salmon River resulted in very low steelhead angler effort. Afternoon temperatures on Thursday and over the weekend were warm enough to allow a break in the frazil ice and some anglers were able to get out and try fishing. Anglers who were interviewed during those days did not report catching any steelhead

River conditions remain highly variable with frazil ice still affecting most of the upper Salmon. Currently, the Salmon River is flowing at 1,200 cfs through the town of Salmon, ID which is 110% of average for today’s date. River temperatures remain in the low 30s with clear visibility upstream of Deadwater. Downstream of Deadwater the river has reduced clarity, but it does improve towards the lower end of location code 15, near Owl Creek and Colson Creek.

 (Via Brent Beller/IDFG)