Amazing really when you think about it. 8 dams and about 1000 miles Steelhead and Salmon have to travel to bite flies in Idaho.
Although the dams do not seem to be coming down anytime soon. Changes to the tactics the fish and game are taking to increase return and survival rates seem to be paying off.
The last two years have been record years for Steelhead and Salmon returning to Idaho spawing grounds. I am by no means an expert in this area. What I have learned is every thing has to be just right to hook into these bad boys. If you are lucky enough to get hooked you are in for a great battle.
These are just amazing fish absolutely beautiful and strong fighters when you make contact. In some sense I love Steelhead fishing here on my home waters. Although you are lucky to land just a few fish the whole process of hunting them down is what I really enjoy. This year we were lucky enough to have several battles from another great run.