September 18 2021
Friday we another warm and sunny day with the temperature reaching into the upper 70's. The anglers we spoke with who fished the DSR reported that the fish movement had picked up from the previous day. The mid section fished well in the morning with anglers getting into kings. Other anglers stopping into the shop and staying in the motel reported having action in the Black Hole, Staircase/Longbridge, Town Pool area, Ballpark, Papermill, Upper & Lower Fly Fishing Area. In the mid to upper end of the river the fish have been holding in and around the deeper holes.
The boats are still fishing out deep, 130 -150 feet of water north of the Salmon River because that's where the temperature is. They have been getting into a mix of kings and cohos with echip flashers & atomik flies producing the best results.
The motel dates have been changing by the phone call and were trying to keep them updated. Just because you don't see the date listed your looking for, keep in mind that the person who literally called right before you did could of been making a change. When in doubt it's always best to call just to see if anything opened up or ask to be on a waiting list for a specific set of dates.
Streamers: Comets in orange, pink, chart, size 4. Egg sucking leeches in black or purple, size 4. Beadhead woolly buggers in black, olive, orange, red, size 6. Fishskull zonkers in black, olive, white, grizzly size 4.
Nymphs: Estaz stones in blue, red, purple, rootbeer, chart, pink size 6. Steelhead hammer in blue,black, pink, chart size 6. Rubber legged stones in black, olive, brown size 6. Rubber legged Kaufman stones in black or golden size 4.
Egg patterns: Estaz eggs in blue, orange, pink, chart, purple size 6. Glo-bugs in chart, pink, oregon cheese, steelhead orange, light blue size 6. Omelets in chart, peach, cerise size 6. Sucker spawn in pink, chart, orange, blue size 6.
Monday - Thursday 6:00AM - 7:00PM.
Friday & Saturday 6:00AM - 8:00PM.
Sunday 6:00AM - 7:00PM.