Little Salmon River

Tip of the week: 

Chinook Salmon: April 28th (now!) - TBD. Anything shrimp like, and also some of the familiar steelhead black and purple patterns.

Trout: wait for lower water.

Steelhead (over May 15th): swinging egg sucking leaches and green butt skunks in tail outs and smaller runs with a floating line is working well. Nymphing Stoneflies and eggs in slow deep pools and buckets under a indicator can be effective.

Seven-day forecast: 

Chinook Salmon: April 28th (now!) - TBD. The first fish have been arriving at Rapid River Hatchery, so get down here! We've been tracking them up the Columbia River, around 1k/day passing over the last of the dams. They've been battling through higher flows, but have been pushing through.

Steelhead season ended May 15th (up to Smoky Boulder Bridge). Hope you got your chance while it was good!

Rain is in the forecast and continued flood stage. Watch out for Redd's. Please Do Not fish around or Tread on Redd's They are your only hope for the fish of tomorrow.

Must Have Flies: 
Meg A Egg Sucking Leech black 8 Buy from
Chain-Reaction Leech purple 8 Buy from
Steelhead Stone black 8 Buy from
Meg A Egg pink 6 Buy from
Flashback Baetis Nymph olive 18 Buy from
Bead Head BrassieĀ™ black 20 Buy from
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