Mostly B-Run Steelhead

3-26-13 We’ve been told recently that most of the steelhead reaching the Pahsimeroi hatchery are B Run fish. This is an exciting bit of news for us, as Salmon River steelies are generally classified as the smaller A Run fish. We’ve been out on the river most days this past week, and the weather has […]

Steelhead fishing Salmon area 24 March 2013

Last week was cold, with wind, raw days on the river, but with colder weather, snowmelt decreased and the river cleared and cooled. River temperature is in upper 30s, with only a slight amount of color in the river. There are fish around. Yesterday my boat landed three, missed a couple. We probably have a […]

20 March 2013–steelhead fishing in Salmon area

Today in mid-afternoon the river just below Salmon was 44 degrees and clear. Recent cool weather has slowed snowmelt enough that the river clarity has improved. Warmer river temperatures have started some fish moving upstream. Son John was out this afternoon with friends, hooked several on plugs, but netting was less successful.

17 March 2013

The Salmon River in the Salmon area has been off-color lately, but has been warming. Water clarity is better upstream from Salmon, above the Lemhi River. Yesterday son John and friend fished for the afternoon above Salmon, in water that was off but fishable, had two on but lost. Below Salmon, visibility was about 10 […]

15 March 2013

A historical novel with a Middle Fork setting is again available. ” Murder on the Middle Fork”,2005, by Don Smith, can be ordered from his daughter, Heather Thomas, at Some of you who are familiar with the lore of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River may have read of a murder just upstream […]

Steelhead on a fly rod–8 March 2013

13 March 2013  Salmon River steelhead fishing conditions near Salmon Idaho:  At mid-day the river was 44 degrees, somewhat off-color, about 20 inches of visibility, about on the edge of my interest in fishing.  Last week fishing was OK, but slowed over the weekend. River conditions were adequate through the beginning of the week, but […]

A nice spring steelhead on the Salmon River.

Spring Steelhead Are Here!

Let’s go fishing! The spring steelhead season is on. Yesterday afternoon was a perfect day for fishing. The weather was mild-in the 40s, and with the heater in the boat, the temperature didn’t matter anyway. And better yet, we were into the fish! I checked the weather forecast, and the remainder of the week is […]

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