Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Steelhead Report for October 29

Here is the Steelhead report as prepared by IDFG's Brent Beller from the Salmon Region office:

Fishing improved again this weekend on the upper Salmon River. Fishing effort in every section was up, and the number of steelhead caught was up as well. Section 14 had the best observed catch rate of the weekend at 9 hours per fish caught. Sections 15 and 16 were both at 12 hours per fish, while section 17 was at 20 hours per fish. Effort increased considerably in sections 14, 15, and 17, but it stayed roughly the same in section 16. Overall this was the best weekend of fishing that has been observed on the upper Salmon River this fall.

It is also worth noting that the river cleared up last week, and it stayed that way throughout the weekend. The possibility does still exist, though, that the river could cloud up again following a rainstorm so it would be advisable to pay attention to the most up to date weather reports for the area. As of today (29th), the river is still quite clear and is at a water level that is slightly above average for this time of year.

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