Salmon River - East Fork to Challis Bridge

Idaho-US  

Description

This is another excellent fishing section.  If you like catching steelheads, get your drift boat or fishing raft out and go crazy on this 20 miles stretch.  There are several put in and take out options to shorten or lengthen the run.  

Not much as far as rapids here.  Keep an eye out for sweepers, wood jams (in spring) and rocks.  Overall this is a great class II stretch with great scenery.  The river turns north at East Fork as it makes it's way to North Fork.

Mt Borah, tallest peak in Idaho, is not far from Challis.  If you are in the area it is worth heading over there and looking at the fault line crack left from an earthquake not long ago.

Statistics

Class II
Current Flow 1080.0 CFS
12-12-2018 03:00


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Recommended Flow Minimum: 600.0
Average: 2000.0
Maximum: 8000.0
Typical Season Begins: March
Ends: October
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: Yes
SUP: Yes
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge SALMON RIVER AT SALMON ID
Length 20.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 18.5 FPM