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Fishing Report

Salmon River Fishing Report

Steelhead fishing has been good this past week. Water levels are good, the water has a slight stain to it and the fish are moving.  The Sawtooth Hatchery in Stanley has even received some fish this week.  Fisherman have been catching both wild and hatchery fish here so we should start seeing the numbers increasing.

Water temperatures have been bouncing from 37 to 40 degrees. Nymphing Stoneflies, beads ,and egg patterns, egg sucking leaches and bunny bugs are working. There is also some swinging going on and fishing being caught, but most of the fishing is nymphing.

Roe has been the best bait, with shrimp second.The most popular colors for corkies in bright pink,orange ,chartreuse and silver. With spinners and spoons, stick with the same colors.

Warmer temperatures are forecast for next week, so we will keep everyone posted on water conditions.