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Steelhead moving as rain cools rivers

Amy Sinclair of Exodus Wilderness Adventures in Riggins hoists a Salmon River steelhead aboard her jet boat. (Exodus Wilderness Adventures)
Amy Sinclair of Exodus Wilderness Adventures in Riggins hoists a Salmon River steelhead aboard her jet boat. (Exodus Wilderness Adventures)

FISHING -- Rain has cooled water temps in the Snake River system, causing fish to move and expand their range upstream.

Here's the report from Amy Sinclair of Exodus Wilderness Adventures in Riggins:

The fishing report for Riggings, Idaho, iSteelhead Fishing is underway on the Salmon River. Fish are being caught as the season gets started here in the Riggins area. Last weeks rain was both a blessing and a nuisance; the rain brought the river level up, the water clarity down and the water temperature down.

Current water level is 5800 CFS, about 1000 CFS more that last week at this time. Water color is olive green with about 2 feet of visibility and best of all water temperature is dropping fast and as of this morning we are at 51 degrees, about 8-9 degrees cooler than this time last week. That is sure to bring those fish into the Salmon River and start filling all of your favorite holes.




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