Steelhead angler effort on the upper Salmon River was low over the past week. Anglers were primarily found downstream of North Fork in location code 15. No anglers who were interviewed reported harvesting a steelhead, but anglers did report releasing steelhead in location codes 15 and 16. Interviewed anglers averaged 78 hours per steelhead caught upstream of the Middle Fork in location code 15 and 11 hours per steelhead caught upstream of North Fork in location code 16.
River conditions remain good. River temperatures were in the mid-30s and the river’s visibility was clear. Additionally, the Salmon River is currently flowing at 1,250 cfs through the town of Salmon, ID which is 102% of average for today’s date.
This will be the last upper Salmon River weekly steelhead report issued for the fall 2018 fishery.
by Brent Beller – IDFG