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Opening Day is Here!

By Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report
Synopsis After being closed for 59 days, general trout fishing will open on May 29th and it appears that most local rivers will be fishable. Silver Creek will be low and clear, while the local freestones should be manageable as they flow at relatively low to moderate levels. The South Fork of the Boise is pumping at nearly 1600 cfs…
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The Last Dance

By Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report
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…
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Stanley Steelheading

By Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report
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…
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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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Holiday Angling

By Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report
Synopsis The holiday season is upon us and it looks like we are entering an extended period of on and off wintery weather. In the short term, expect to see mostly cloudy skies and periods of snowfall. As a result, temperatures should be moderate, leading to more productive fishing and small emergences of Midges throughout our local systems. So bundle…
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