Salmon River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Salmon River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The temperatures are rising, and water level continues to drop. Start from top of riffles, towards the eddies, and work down. Get your flies down. Watch out for Redd's. please Do Not fish around or Tread on Redd's. They are your only hope for the fish of tomorrow
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Salmon River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 10800

Visibility: 12 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 67 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon

Best stretch: Twin Bridges to confluence of Little Salmon River

Best access point: Point ramps, church parking lot

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Eggs and shrimp-like flies

Fish species: steelhead, Chinook Salmoon, Smallmouth

Fishing season: Open all year bass, special regs for Steelhead and Salmon.

Nearest airport: Boise

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Salmon River Description

The Salmon River is the longest free flowing river within a states borders in the continental U.S. Consisting of the 2nd deepest canyon in North America from its mouth on the western border of Idaho to its granite peaks upwards of 10,000 ft. at its headwaters in Stanley Basin. This is the farthest inland anadromous fisheries running 800 miles from the Pacific Ocean. World famous for its steelhead and Chinook ...

Techniques & Tips

Bass - still a little cool, so get down low, especially in the day. Lots of frogs on the beaches, so find some place swampy and fish around with poppers in the evening, or something green down low in the day. Chinook Salmon: April 28th (now!) - July 8th. Egg patterns, and anything shrimp-like. Steelhead (over April 30th): swinging egg sucking leaches and green butt skunks in tail outs and smaller runs with a floating line is working well. Nymphing Stoneflies and eggs in slow deep pools and buckets under a indicator can be effective.

7-Day Forecast

Bass - getting better this week with more food. Bass are starting to move up in the column, so start low and work up. Chinook Salmon: April 28th (now!) - July 8th. Find eddies with Chinook par, and work above and below them. Steelhead season up to Lake Creek (above Riggins) ends April 30th, hope you got out while it was good. (See regs for full details.) Watch out for Redd's. please Do Not fish around or Tread on Redd's They are your only hope for the fish of tomorrow

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