Monday, March 11, 2013

IDFG Steelhead Report #4

Brent Beller
"This weekend on the Upper Salmon River, steelhead fishing picked up downriver of North Fork but remained slow upriver," according to IDFG Salmon Region Fisheries Technician Brent Beller.

Beller said creel survey staff found the best catch rates in sections 14 and 15, with 3 and 9 hours per steelhead caught, respectfully.

"Section 16 did not receive as much angler pressure as the weekend before and was around 20 hours per steelhead caught," Beller said.

Section 17 showed an increase in angler effort, but the catch rate declined from the week before to 42 hours per steelhead. A total of 105 steelheaders where checked between the Lemhi and Pahsimeroi Rivers.

"Areas farther upriver in Sections 18 and 19 received the least amount of effort from anglers, and the catch rates of 11 and 14 hours per steelhead caught were similar to those from the previous weekend," Beller noted.  Only eleven anglers were checked from the East Fork upriver.
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