Fishing on the Salmon River for steelhead was still good the week even though we had some tough weather off and on. High water created problems for a lot of fisherman, but those who kept fishing prevailed. Above East Fork was the best fishing (section 19) with the next best below the Pahsimeroi (section 17). Section 18 was slow but a few fish were caught. The water is still high but clears up in the morning and stained in the afternoon but is still fishable. Water temperatures go from high 30’s just below Stanley to low 40’s below Ellis.
Swinging flies are catching some fish,Try flies with blue/black,orange, or copper) along with nymphing which is more typical this time of year. Drift fisherman are using bait mostly, but spoons are also working.