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Upper Salmon River Steelhead Fishing Report (03-26-2024)

Hi everyone, this is the Upper Salmon River steelhead fishing report for March 26, 2024. The data included in this report was collected between Monday, March 18 and Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Angler effort shifted noticeably upriver last week, with a significant reduction in effort observed downstream of Salmon, ID. Most angler activity was located from just downstream of the Pahsimeroi River confluence upstream to the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery in location codes 17, 18, and 19. Among these areas, location code 19 received the highest amount of effort.

Catch rates from last week varied considerably depending on location. Only three interviews were obtained from anglers fishing downstream of the Middle Fork in location code 14, and those anglers averaged 16 hours per steelhead caught. Anglers interviewed downstream of North Fork in location code 15 averaged 14 hours per steelhead caught. Anglers interviewed downstream of the Lemhi River in location code 16 did not report catching a steelhead. Anglers interviewed downstream of the Pahsimeroi River in location code 17 averaged 25 hours per steelhead caught, and anglers interviewed downstream of the East Fork in location code 18 averaged 27 hours per steelhead caught. The best average catch rate for the week was once again located upstream of the East Fork Salmon River in location code 19. Anglers interviewed within this area averaged 5 hours per steelhead caught.