Looking North

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis As of today, March 31st at sundown, trout fishing in the Wood River Valley is closed; however, with the close of trout fishing season comes another spectacular fly-fishing option – steelheading! The annual run of Salmon River Steelhead is in full swing and by all accounts it is one of the most exciting runs to date. Driving north from…

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Late Season Trout, Early Season Steelhead

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis As the late winter/early spring trout season draws to a close, Rainbows are feeding ravenously as they prepare for their annual spawning cycle. But as the freestone trout approach the end of their season, the Steelhead run on the Salmon River is just getting going. So, whether you prefer casting light tippet and miniscule dries for aggressively feeding trout…

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Silver in the Sawtooths – The Epic Run of Rocky Mountain Steelhead

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis The Salmon River was originally named for the migratory salmon species which teemed within its banks, but this spring it will be the Steelhead which draws anglers to its shores. Steelhead are the springtime attraction for fishermen on the “River of No Return” and this year promises to offer the highest “steelie” return in recent memory. The Idaho Fish…

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