Steelhead fishing is improving in the Salmon area. I expect fish to arrive in the Salmon area between the 15th and 20th of October, but I was losing faith. Fishing has been slow. Today, though, on the 20th, I took a fellow for a half-day, and he got two steelhead, with a third lost. They were both 29 inch fish, and the one lost also appeared to be a large fish–which fit the IDFG predictions of fewer, but larger, fish this fall.
The cottonwood trees along the river seem to be at the peak of color now, just a few days early. It’s a wonderful time to be on the river.