River conditions were excellent early in the week, but by Saturday morning, slush ice began to impact fishing. The river’s flow continued its steady decline (figure below), and the river’s visibility was clear throughout the week. By Sunday, water temperatures were 32° F in all areas. Currently, the Salmon River is flowing at 1,520 cfs at the USGS gauge near Shoup, ID which is 82 percent of average for today’s date.
We would like to continue to remind anglers that the City of Salmon has started a construction project at Island Park in downtown Salmon, ID. This project required the city to temporarily close all of Island Park through the middle of December. For more details, please follow this link, and for questions, the public is asked to contact the City of Salmon at (208) 756-3214.
By Brent Beller – IDFG