Fishing in the Salmon area

Question:

I am going to be in the Salmon, Idaho area next fall in October for about a week. What can you tell me about stream and river fishing in that area and at that time of year? Where do recommend I consider fishing and for what species?

Answer:

October can be one of the best times to fish in the Salmon Region. Steelhead are starting to show up in the Salmon River, with anglers having the best luck downstream from the town of Salmon, ID. Anglers may also catch rainbow trout, westslope cutthroat trout, bull trout, and mountain whitefish in the Salmon River. Make sure you can identify your catch, as trout harvest is limited to only adipose clipped (hatchery) rainbow trout in the Salmon River. Additionally, the Lemhi River provides an excellent rainbow trout fishery in the fall. Please contact the Salmon Region IDFG office (208-756-2271) when you are in the area for more up to date fishing information.