Monday, April 8, 2013

IDFG Steelhead Report #8

The Salmon Region IDFG Steelhead Report #8 was released this afternoon.

Fisheries Technician Brent Beller said, "This weekend on the upper Salmon River, the majority of anglers were found upstream of Clayton, in section 19, while very few anglers were observed fishing downstream of Elk Bend. Anglers in section 17 averaged 18 hours per steelhead caught, while in section 18, the average was 43 hours per steelhead."

Beller pointed out the weekend creel surveys showed "Anglers in section 19 also had a catch rate of 18 hours per steelhead with a total of 46 reported caught."

A total of 2,999 steelhead have been trapped at the Pahsimeroi Hatchery trap as of April 8th, and 1,378 steelhead have been trapped at the Sawtooth Hatchery trap as of April 4th.

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