Kids on the Salmon River

I recently took my two-and-a-half year old on a six-day river trip. Two trips, actually. Since I was also in full-time guide mode, I had to bring help. The first trip was a total trial, but worked out far better than I could have imagined. My amazing friend, Lexi, came along with her almost-four-year-old, who […]

Ice clearing in Salmon River

Salmon River temperature increased in the last few days, after the O weather the previous week, and the river is clearing of slush ice.  The Deadwater ice jam extends several miles upstream from North Fork, but there is open water in the Salmon area, and a few steelhead fishermen are out.  We are getting snow, […]

Ice in the Salmon River

Today we flew over the lower Middle Fork of the Salmon, and back up the Salmon River to Salmon.  There were numerous ice jams on the Middle Fork.  The Deadwater jam on the Salmon below North Fork had backed up nearly to North Fork.  It is winter in Salmon River country.  It will be around […]

Salmon River chills steelhead fishing

The current cold snap is chilling steelhead fishing in the Salmon area.  This morning the river was 34 degrees.  Overnight air temperature is predicted to reach O, so I expect to see ice in the river soon.  This cold snap is supposed to last several days.  After things warm up, we should get some more […]

steelhead fishing in Salmon area

Steelhead fishing in the Salmon area continues, with water temperatures still in the mid-40s–warm for this time of year.  Clarity is good.  Success varies from day to day–hot one day, not so hot the next.  Today, my boat landed four, lost another.  The water temperature favors more fish moving into the area.  Leaves are mostly […]

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