Salmon Season 2012 – Two per day on the lower Salmon River?
Fisheries managers from the Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) are considering a proposed bag limit of
two adults per day on the lower Salmon River during the upcoming 2012 Idaho fishing season. Great news! The harvest share on the lower Salmon is expected to be about 8,900, nearly the same as the share in 2011, as per fisheries biologist Don Whitney. Also, good news!
And the good news continues: IDFG has a goal of managing chinook fishing seasons so they last into early July and allow communities throughout the Clearwater and Salmon river basins to share in the catch.
Temps on the river dropped to 36 degrees this morning (Friday, Feb 24), and the White Bird water gauge showed the Salmon River level at just over 6,000 CFS, due to recent heavy rains. Clear water is flowing by Swiftwater RV Park and is ready for anglers this weekend. Did you know that the Salmon River is regarded as Idaho’s best steelhead fishing river?
There have been some record number of Steelhead passing over the Bonneville Dam recently breaking records that are near 50 years old. Explanations vary from good ocean conditions to water temperature but the biggest explanation experts say is that the court order release of water further down has increased the survival rate of smolts. Trust me, I don’t know the reason, but I’m delighted with this fishing news because it brings out big grins on the faces of Swiftwater RV Park’s guests as they go home with a full ice chest.
Swiftwater RV Park is situated directly on the banks of the Salmon River just 2 miles south of White Bird and provides easy access to bank fishing – great for fly fishermen – and near to several boat ramps.
RV spaces are available at great Winter Rates of $15/night, which includes our free WiFi and use of our big, clean restrooms, showers, and Laundromat. Give me a call anytime or send an email!