Press Release

April 29: Upper Salmon River Steelhead fishing report

During the week of April 22, steelhead angler effort on the upper Salmon River was limited to the upper areas of location code 19 near Stanley. No interviews were obtained downstream of the East Fork Salmon River due to increased river flows and poor visibility. Anglers that were interviewed in location 19 averaged 5 hours per steelhead caught and 24 hours per steelhead kept.

As of Friday, April 26, the Pahsimeroi Hatchery has trapped 2,232 hatchery steelhead, and as of Thursday, April 25, the Sawtooth Hatchery has trapped 1,649 hatchery steelhead.

This will be the last upper Salmon River steelhead report issued for the spring 2019 fishery.