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Fishing Report

Salmon River Fishing Report 4/19/2016


Looking upstream fro Challis Bridge

Looking upstream from Challis Bridge

The water levels have dropped significantly since last week. On the 14th water levels were around 3100cfs. Current readings show about 2170 cfs down or 6.1 ft. The water has cleared up some, but the higher water with the reduced visibility has made fishing difficult. Most up the fishing for steelhead now is up around Stanley. Dead drifting egg patterns and big nymphs is still working. With the lower visibility in the water, larger patterns in #2 and #4’s that are darker are producing fish also. You might try some with a little chartreuse in them..

Spoons sizes 1/2oz and 3/4oz in copper, blue , gold/fl orange, or green are a good bet also.