The River Report
For all of Ada County's bellyaching about the rip-roaring river this spring, the Boise is just about the only thing still running strong at this point in the summer. Here's a look at what's flowing at some of the state's most popular boating sections.
Boise River--Anderson Ranch Dam: 1,700 cubic feet per second; Glenwood Bridge: 1,310 cfs
South Fork Payette--at Lowman: 969 cfs; at Deadwood: 499 cfs
Norh Fork Payette--at McCall: 78 cfs
Main Payette--near Horseshoe Bend: 3,740 cfs
Middle Fork Payette--near Crouch: 198 cfs
Little Salmon--near Riggins: 396 cfs
Lochsa--near Lowell: 979 cfs
Selway--near Lowell: 1,470 cfs
Middle Fork Salmon--at Middle Fork Lodge near Yellowpine: 1,280 cfs
South Fork Salmon--near Krassel: 315 cfs
Main Salmon--Whitebird: 7,990 cfs
For more information on real time flows not listed here, visit our source, the United States Geologic Survey at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/id/nwis/current/?type=flow.
The Fishing Report
Only two weeks after the Idaho Department of Fish and Game opened the summer Chinook salmon season, the department was forced to officially close the season effective July 13, and thus end the state's salmon season. Prior to the season's June 29 opening, officials projected the numbers of returning McCall-raised salmon to be much higher than the numbers that actually returned. Lower returns coupled with anglers' average of 50 catches per day accounted for the shortened season. Despite the closed salmon season, anglers can look forward to Steelhead season. The fall catch-and-release season opened on the Clearwater River July 1 and the fall Steelhead seasons begins August 1 from the mouth to Memorial Bridge.
For more info on fishing rules and regulations in Idaho, visit fishandgame.idaho.gov.