Fishing reports have been good downriver below Riggins. Activity upriver has still been a little on the slow side. There is still a lot of ice upriver, and will take a while to totally clean out. No ice down river.
Riggins has warmed up the last few days, and the ice has been moving. Fishing holes are clearing out downriver, and there has been a few fisherman showing up. The ice upriver from Riggins is still solid in the slower moving spots. Bobbers and jigs are popular this time of year. Remember, your bobber isn’t going to move much with these fish being slow. Keep a watchful eye! With the water temps cold, I tend to lean towards much smaller baits than fishing earlier in the fall. Fish are more lethargic, so fish slow and be patient. If bait fishing, use small shrimp, small roe, or even just a little scent may do the trick.
The Salmon River Has been flowing ice, but there have been a few fisherman below Lucille. A report of fish being caught by a local Outfitter. The river may begin to freeze to Hammer Creek if temps. remain cold. Hells Canyon has been reporting fair to good Steelhead fishing from Pittsburg to the Dam. The road over Pittsburg Saddle is icy, but passable.