Tuesday, March 12, 2013

North Fork Steelhead Report

Staff of The Village at North Fork plan to provide a periodic steelhead fishing report for the remainder of this Spring Season.

"Steelhead fishing was slow to average Monday. Wind drove fishermen off the river early yesterday so fish counts were down" according to Tam Ambrose.  She added, "One of our guests whose been coming here for years said he was surprised by the lack of fishermen downriver. We expect this weekend will be much busier if the weather cooperates."

The boat ramps from Indianola upriver are open. Deadwater hasn’t been plowed out but people are reportedly able to get a boat out there. The river from North Fork to Salmon is mostly clear with a nice green color. The river below North Fork/Canyon is mostly clear with some color.

US Hwy. 93 from Salmon to Lost Trail is open and clear.  Drivers on the River Road should be alert for a lot of rocks in the road.

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Today's forecast is calling for highs near 50 and a chance of rain. "Rain could muddy things up so that's always a concern. A lot of people hold off coming for a week after Deadwater goes out because they expect the river to be muddy.  This year, the river didn’t muddy up and we're assuming that is because Deadwater broke up so slowly," Ambrose said.

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