Winter is in full effect right now on the Salmon River.   The lake effect snow and single digits at night means slush will start being a factor. Here are a few tips to help you be successful.

  • No need to start at first light.  Usually the bite doesn’t start til the sun hits the water and the air temp rises.
  • Fish slow and deep especially in higher flows.
  • Fish flies you have confidence in.
  • Concentrate on the guts and tail-out of pools.
  • Dress appropriately, wear layers  and it help to be in a drift boat with heaters.