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: Salmon River Rain?

Jim Miller
09-20-2003, 07:57 AM
Anyone know if Isabel has provided much rain to the Salmon River area and if they have stepped up the river release at the dam?
Thanks in advance! ;) ;)

09-20-2003, 09:02 AM
hi jim, unfortunately we didnt get the rain that we need. few isolated t-storms and showers, nothing major. river is still running at 335. things should break loose pretty soon though. plenty of fish in the river by the way. mark

09-20-2003, 01:38 PM
The rains were disappointing to say the least.

But fish are in, both salmon and some limited steelhead. And the massive crowds haven't arrived yet - but they won't be long in coming!


09-21-2003, 07:40 AM
too bad, cuz the fish are "at the starting line", so to speak, just waiting for the cue. We have been NAILING them just off-shore, its the best I have seen it in a long time out there. The river is a different story, though. There ARE fish to cast to, though a bit spread out at this point. Took a nice brown yesterday in the river

There is some rain in the forecast for this week, BTW

Jim Miller
09-21-2003, 08:04 AM
Thanks Guys
I'm shooting for Tuesday......looks like rain.....could be the mother lode! :whoa: :whoa: :D

09-21-2003, 04:34 PM
hi jim, best if luck tuesday. ill be there as well, maybe ill run into you. mark

sleepy weasel
09-23-2003, 03:46 PM
Looks like the river got a good bit of rain or the dam opened another gate according to the pinevile usgs gauge. Anyone with any first hand knowlege of what the fish are up to? Big run yet or still just an early season trickle through the lower part of the river.

09-23-2003, 11:13 PM
had a better day today. good soaking rain overnight. created some good runoff for the lower river.

09-24-2003, 07:24 AM
LOSA will have its annual "how to" meeting and be teaching techniques at the hatchery then. A good time to "brush up" and learn, maybe even try your hand with the Spey Rod! Public is invited.


09-25-2003, 07:27 AM
The rain the other night REALLY got things going in a big way. I spent the entire day catching freshies yesterday, including a number of nice browns and a few steelhead. The king run has REALLY begun, though...

Jim Miller
09-25-2003, 02:22 PM
Thanks to the Local Guys for the update!
sounds like it is I just got to get out there!