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Fishing Report

Upper Salmon River and Central Idaho Area Fishing Forecast

Steelhead fishing continued to improve during the past week on the upper Salmon River. There have been a few wild fish caught in the Challis area but most of the fishing is from the town of Salmon and down river. The most productive fishing is still below the Middle Fork,  with catch rates being less as you move up river. The main Salmon has clear visibility with water temperatures running in the mid thirties. Try smaller flies like General Practitioners, Hoh Bo Speys, and Skunks for fly fishing.

The Big Lost below the dam is going to be midges and Blue Winged Olives. Perdigons , Pheasant Tails, Griffiths Gnat, Zebra Midges and Parachute Adams All in sizes in 18 and smaller.