Stream Report

Higher Water
Salmon River
Water Temp: 48ºF     Flow: 1800 cfs

Higher Water, love it or hate it. We took a drift and waded several spots over the course of the weekend, and found fish in the usual high water spots.

Be on the look out for fish in close, like where you want to stand, and on the softer tail outs and seams. We found larger patterns in pink, olive, black, and chartruese to work best. Eggs, buggers, and our patterns produced the most fish. Nymphs didn't work as well as when in lower water conditions. Down low we're fishing huge streamers in size 2 and 4 and up river, obviously, fly selection becomes more natural, smaller.

Tuesday, the water came down at noon and in 45 minutes, the river went from 1800 to 700 cfs. For us, the fished turned on during the drop in flow, but once it receded completely, the bite was off.

Now is a great time to be on the water. Fresh fish are coming in every day and the upper portion of the river is begining to hold more fish. Give us a call or drop us an email to schedule your Fall trip.

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