Steelhead Fishing on the Salmon River 10/19/14

This week, we have shifted away from reporting data only from the weekend to reporting creel data from the entire previous week (Monday-Sunday). This week's report covers the time period of 10/13/14 through 10/19/14.

Steelhead fishing on the upper Salmon River picked up during the previous week as more fish, and anglers, began showing up in the region. From Monday the 13th through Sunday the 19th, interviewed anglers in location code 14, downstream of the Middle Fork, averaged 11 hours per steelhead caught and 85 hours per steelhead kept. Upstream, in location code 15, interviewed anglers averaged 16 hours per steelhead caught and 48 hours per steelhead kept. Between the Lemhi River and North Fork, in location code 16, interviewed anglers averaged 15 hours per steelhead caught and 38 hours per steelhead kept. Angler effort was the lightest upstream of the Lemhi River in location code 17, but interviewed anglers were able to find some steelhead and averaged 16 hours per steelhead caught or kept. For more details, go to the Harvest Report.

As of Monday, October 20th, the Salmon River was flowing at 1,160 cfs through the town of Salmon with water temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. - Brent Beller, Fisheries Technician, Salmon Region

Swan Falls Res Panfish

I know there are crappie in the lake behind Swan Falls Dam, but I never hear much about people catching them there. Are there any fish surveys or other data that would show the size and number of crappies and other panfish in the reservoir?

soldiers meadow reservoir

since IDFG poisoned all the fish in soldiers meadows, is there any plan at all plant crappie back in the reservoir?...the only reason i went to soldiers meadow was to catch good eating crappie and would like to continue fishing there and so would alot of other poeple I know.... and please if your not going to stock crappie, please put something in there besides trout.