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Fishing Report

Salmon River Fishing Report

It’s time to start Steelhead fishing! Fish are being caught from Ellis towards Salmon, and with visibility about 18″ the river is fishable. The river is free of ice upriver and you can float down to the Bayhorse launch before getting out. You can’t launch at the Challis Bridge Access due to the ice in the road and parking area, but a channel has finally opened up at the ice jam by the bridge. Your next launch area would be at Penal Gulch. The river has about 18″ of visibility so darker flies and lures are working beast.