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Fishing Report

Salmon River Fishing Report 4/12/2016

20160412_110836                             View at the BLM boat ramp at the Challis bridge 4/12/2016


The Steelhead fishing around Challis has slowed down considerably this past week. The warm temperatures have brought the river up to 2300cfs (5.3ft) and pretty much made it muddy. There are a few anglers that have picked up fish over the weekend around Ellis just below the Pahsimeroi River, but most anglers have relocated up around Stanley for clearer water. There are still fish coming into the Pahsimeroi Hatchery, but the water clarity has really put a stop on the fishing.

Fishing egg patterns and and brighter steelhead patterns will work best for the fly fisherman. Spoons in copper, blue, fl orange, chartreuse or green are also working for the spin fisherman.

20160412_111115                                                   View looking up river from Challis Bridge