During the past week on the upper Salmon River, steelhead angler effort and catch rates were similar to what was observed two weeks ago. The majority of anglers continued to be found either downstream of North Fork in location code 15 or upstream of North Fork in location code 16. Angler effort in other areas of the upper Salmon River was low. Anglers interviewed downstream of the Middle Fork Salmon River in location code 14 averaged 21 hours per steelhead caught, and anglers interviewed downstream of North Fork in location code 15 averaged 22 hours per steelhead caught. Anglers interviewed downstream of the Lemhi River in location code 16 averaged 25 hours per steelhead caught, and anglers interviewed downstream of the Pahsimeroi River in location code 17 averaged 12 hours per steelhead caught.
River conditions were relatively stable throughout the week with visibility in the 3-4 foot range and water temperatures in the mid-30s. Water temperatures slowly increased over the weekend as warmer weather moved into the area, and by Sunday afternoon, water temperatures were in the upper 30s. Currently the Salmon River is flowing at 1,030 cfs through the town of Salmon, ID which is 83% of average for today’s date.
We would also like to remind anglers that the steelhead bag limits for the fall 2021 steelhead fishery are 1 steelhead per day and 3 in possession. For additional information anglers can visit the IDFG Steelhead Seasons and Rules webpage.
Brent Beller | Idaho Fish and Game
Moose chases skiers down ski hill
Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 2.26.24
A Mountain Lion and its Meal
The Beauty of the Bitterroot
WHAT’S IN A MONTANA NAME? by Montana Grant
Steelhead Harvest Report by Idaho Fish and Game
DNA study reveals diet of wolves
By Moosetrack Megan
MORE THAN BIG SKIES!!! by Montana Grant
TIE EASY FIRST!!! by Montana Grant
THE LAST WET PLACE!!! by Montana Grant
First Timers Ice Fishing with Uncle Matt from Mo Fisch Charters
Almost Time for A New License – Listen to Last Weeks Show 2/24/24
By Kamp Cook
Montana Fishing Reports for 2/24/24
You have Questions? The Montana Outdoor Podcast has Answers!
Cooking with Kokanee Quin: Bison Lasagna
Alert: Canyon Ferry Ice Update
MT Outdoor Podcast Sneak Peek: FWP Questions Answered
23 foot battery-electric boat designed for wake sports
FWP News: Smith River permit drawing results available
HYALITE HEAVEN!!! by Montana Grant
Brett French reports: Yellowstone River concerns rise in wake of spill
UM Student Researcher Explores Impacts of Cat Colonies on Missoula Wildlife
Fresno and Nelson Reservoirs Fishing Report by Brian Olson 2.22.24
Fwp News: Vehicle access temporarily prohibited at Gritty Stone Fishing Access Site
Riley's Meats - Butte Wild Game Processing