The Last Dance

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Synopsis With only one week remaining in the Salmon River steelhead season, most anglers are reveling in what has been a truly memorable season. Nearly 4,000 fish have returned to the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery and many more are expected to finish their journey over the next couple weeks. Due to high daytime temperatures and the resulting spring runoff, much of the river is off-color and even unfishable in spots. If freezing nighttime temperatures return to the region in the next week, we may see the water clear up allowing for a few more days of incomparable spring steelhead fishing. Steelhead … Read More

Stanley Steelheading

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Synopsis In the shadows of the Sawtooth Mountains, the annual migration of steelhead is in full force. With steelhead counts steadily climbing, anglers are finding successful fishing throughout the river system. With below-average snowfall and freezing nighttime temperatures contributing little runoff to the Salmon River, the river remains low and clear. Steelhead Fishing With a couple thousand fish having arrived at the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery, the record run of 2009-2010 is in mid-stream with as many as 10,000 more fish to arrive over the next month. Anglers are finding success using a number of tactics and tackle, especially on days … Read More