Idaho's Salmon Region Fishing Report June 8, 2012

This report highlights a few of the best places to fish, what anglers are using and what they are catching. The information is compiled from regional Fish and Game fishery managers, local tackle shops and anglers.

Fishing opportunities around the region are increasing.  Rivers are very fishable right now with flows decreasing and good water conditions.  Area ponds have been stocked with catchable rainbow trout.  These include Kids’ Creek Pond, Hyde Creek Pond, Hayden Ponds, Blue Mountain Pond, and Squaw Pond.  These fishing ponds are family-friendly, and are great places to introduce youngsters to fishing.

Kelly Creek Pond in the Stanley basin is not fishable and will likely not be available for fishing for some time.  The water intake source has been damaged.

Stanley Lake and Alturus Lake in the Stanley Basin are scheduled to be stocked during the week of June 11.  Many other high mountain lakes are currently inaccessible due to snow.  Late June into early July is usually the time that these lakes can be accessed.  A number of lower elevation lakes are open and providing good fishing.  Check out William’s Lake outside of Salmon as well as Jimmy Smith Lake and Bayhorse Lake in the Challis area and Carlson Lake in the Pahsimeroi Basin.  Check with the U.S. Forest Service office nearest your destination to find out about access.
Don’t forget to check the tackle shop nearest to your fishing destination for fishing information and equipment.

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