Steelhead angler effort dropped over the past week on the upper Salmon River, but catch rates improved. The majority of angler effort was once again observed downstream of North Fork in location code 15. Angler effort upstream of North Fork in location code 16 decreased, and effort upstream of the Lemhi River in location code 17 increased slightly.
Anglers interviewed downstream of the Middle Fork in location code 14 averaged 17 hours per steelhead caught and 35 hours per steelhead kept. Anglers interviewed upstream of the Middle Fork in location code 15 averaged 28 hours per steelhead caught and 69 hours per steelhead kept. Anglers interviewed upstream of North Fork in location code 16 averaged 15 hours per steelhead caught and 95 hours per steelhead kept. Few interviews were obtained from anglers fishing upstream of the Lemhi River in location code 17, but anglers that were interviewed in this area averaged 7 hours per steelhead caught and 10 hours per steelhead kept.
Currently the Salmon River is flowing at 1,210 cfs through the town of Salmon, ID which is 92% of average for today’s date. Additionally, the Salmon River had clear visibility in all location codes over the weekend, and water temperatures were in the mid-30s.
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