Fishing Outlook & Conditions
The Last Resort's Tip of the Week
Fishable daylight hours - 6:30AM-8:30PM MST Trout - medium rainbows are in the system, very active. Steelhead: nymph wolly buggers and egg patterns; purple and black + green patterns have been productive, especially swinging the longer runs. Swinging red and white flies on sunnier days has also been productive. 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.
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Water Flow Data
5-Day Outlook as of 5/31/23
Trout - finding deeper wholes as water gets into the colder part of their active range. Steelhead - fish entering the lower river from the main Salmon River. 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.
Techniques & Tips as of 5/31/23
See F&G Rules and Regulations for updated seasons and restrictions. Steelhead (January 1st - May 15th; August 1-31st Catch & Release; September 1st - December 31st): Swinging egg sucking leeches and green butt skunks in tail outs and smaller runs is working well. Nymphing wolly buggers and eggs in slow deep pools and buckets under a indicator can be effective. Trout: We're going deep with purple, copper, and gold nymphs, and terrestrials like native hoppers are always pretty productive. Chinook Salmon - Egg patterns, as well as anything shrimp like. Work the eddy seams below ripples, get low in the fast water, and work down the eddy. Behind rock/gravel bars in the lower river is money.
Local Species Available Various species and special restrictions. (See Regs)
The Last Resort's Recommended Fly Patterns
"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:
|Meg A Egg Sucking Leech||black||8|
|Meg A Egg||pink||6|
|Green butt skunk||black/grn||8|
|Tomczyk's Buttface skunk||Black||8|
|Flashback Baetis Nymph||olive||18|
|Bead Head Brassie||black||20|
|TLR's Bangers and Mash||purple|
Meg A Egg Sucking Leech
An effective imitation of a leech and egg, perfect for salmon and steelhead fly fishing.
The Last Resort's Recommended Gear
Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
8-Weight 10' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
Salmon/Steelhead WF Fly Line