High water in the Salmon Region has resulted in damage to two local fishing areas. South Butte Pond on Squaw Creek was damaged when flood waters from the creek pushed too much water through the pond. The outlet structure was damaged and the pond can no longer hold water. Plans are being made to repair the pond this summer, but it will not be stocked again until next spring.
The ADA accessible fishing platform at Deer Gulch on the Salmon River is also closed after the structure was damaged during high water. Idaho Department of Fish and Game hopes to replace the popular platform, but we do not have a timeline on when the funding will be available. The rest of the Deer Gulch Fishing Access area remains open for your enjoyment.