Friday, November 9, 2012

Nov. 5th Steelhead Report (Delayed)

We apologize for getting last weekend's steelhead report posted so late.  There were some temporary staffing duty changes at IDFG.  Anyway, here is what Brent Beller had to say in his report released this past Monday:

“Fishing on the upper Salmon River this weekend stayed about the same compared to the previous one. Sections 14 and 15 had increases in angler effort, while effort was either slightly lower or held steady in sections 16 and 17.  Section 16 had the best observed catch rate for the weekend at 8 hours per fish caught. Sections 14 and 15 were at 14 and 17 hours per fish, and section 17 was at 18 hours per fish. The 8 hours per fish caught in section 16 was the best catch rate that we have observed this fall. Most likely, effort will begin to decline in all sections from this point on due to decreasing temperatures and the possibility of snow in the forecast, but for those who don’t mind a little cold there will still be plenty of good days left for fishing.”

Below is a screenshot of the spreadsheet data.  The formatting is a little skewed but there's nothing we can do about it. You can click on it for a larger version:

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