This weekend on the upper Salmon River the majority of anglers were found upstream of Clayton, in section 19. Very few anglers were observed fishing downstream of Elk Bend. Anglers in section 17 averaged 18 hours per steelhead caught, while in section 18, the average was 43 hours per steelhead. Anglers in section 19 also had a catch rate of 18 hours per steelhead with a total of 46 reported caught.
A total of 2,999 steelhead have been trapped at the Pahsimeroi Hatchery trap as of April 8th, and 1,378 steelhead have been trapped at the Sawtooth Hatchery trap as of April 4th. - Brent Beller, Salmon Region fisheries technician
|SALMON RIVER - STEELHEAD CREEL NUMBERS Week 4/07/13|
|SECTION||RIVER LOCATION||ANGLERS CHECKED||NO. OF HOURS||FISH KEPT||FISH RELEASED||TOTAL FISH||HRS/FISH CAUGHT||HRS/FISH KEPT||
WATER TEMP (°F)
|17||Salmon R. - Lemhi R. to Pahsimeroi R.||89||283||13||3||16||18||22||45||CDY|
|18||Salmon R. - Pahsimeroi R. to East Fork Salmon R.||19||43||1||1||1||43||43||44||CDY|
|19||Salmon R. - upstream from East Fork Salmon R.||126||817||21||25||46||18||39||44||CDY|