Weather and river conditions were excellent early in the week, but rainy weather began moving through the area on Thursday which resulted in increased flows and decreased visibility over the weekend. On Sunday, the river had cloudy visibility in all areas, and water temperatures had increased back into the mid-40s (shown in picture below).
Anglers that like to track river flows should be aware that a construction project near the Lemhi Hole is now impacting flow readings at the USGS site in Salmon, ID. Until the construction project wraps up, anglers can obtain accurate flow readings for the Salmon River by checking the USGS gauge near Shoup. As of today, the Salmon River at the USGS gauge near Shoup, ID is flowing at 2,480 cfs which is 124 percent of average for today’s date.