Little Salmon River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Little Salmon River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Trout - water is very low, and trout are hiding from predators, but still very productive. Get low in the day with something work-like or purple, and try terrestrials during the evening. 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 Little Salmon River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 353

Visibility: 16 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 67 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Morning, evening

Best stretch: Deep pools throughout

Best access point: Good access throughout the stretch.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Trout Midges BWO Steelhead eggs, rubber leggs, swung flies

Fish species: Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, rainbow

Fishing season: Various species and special restrictions. (See Regs)

Nearest airport: Boise

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Little Salmon River Description

Unique watershed with the major fisheries from the waterfalls downstream to the confluence with the Main Salmon River. This shares a dual role as a anadromous as well as a residential fishery. Premier steelhead and Chinook Salmon cascading stream. Water quality also improves from waterfalls downstream to the confluence. Resident species are Bull Trout, Westslope Cutthroat, and Rainbows. Rapid River, a ...

Techniques & Tips

Trout: Tail and seams of deeper pools in the day, towards riffles in the morning/evening. Chinook Salmon: April 28th (now!) - July 8th. Egg patterns, as well as anything shrimp like. Work the eddy seams below ripples, get low in the fast water, and work down the eddy. Steelhead (over May 15th): 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

Trout - water is warm but stable. Tons of hatches, so we expect fish to be feeding a lot. Chinook Salmon: April 28th (now!) - July 8th. Find eddies with Chinook par, and work above and below them. Steelhead season ended May 15th (up to Smoky Boulder Bridge). Hope you got your chance while it was good! 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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