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Advice On Salmon River Run

Advice On Salmon River Run

Postby riverbend » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:37 pm

I will be camping in McCall the 2nd week of August for several days and thinking of bringing my sled with me. My home river is the Deschutes. Hoping to run the Salmon River and do some bass fishing. Given I have never run the Salmon River, looking for some pretty easy water to tackle where bass fishing is decent. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Advice On Salmon River Run

Postby cromedogg33 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:28 pm

If you care about fishing, take the salmon off your list and go to the snake.
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Re: Advice On Salmon River Run

Postby Hell Yes » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:08 pm

Ya, what he said!! :Laugh1:
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Re: Advice On Salmon River Run

Postby riverbend » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:42 pm

Snake sounds great but a lot further away. If I still want to run the Salmon, any thoughts on easier run for the first time on the river?
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Re: Advice On Salmon River Run

Postby Eagle1 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:52 pm

How big of boat ? Outboard or inboard ?
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Re: Advice On Salmon River Run

Postby viking » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:57 pm

Mid august the water will be low on the Salmon. Maybe head to Spring Bar about 10 miles upstream from Riggins. Then scout from the road before running anything. Generally, not smashing your boat will consume far more of your attention than fishing will.

The Snake will be more noob friendly.
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Re: Advice On Salmon River Run

Postby Hell Yes » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:35 pm

You will need a permit on either river, i think.
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Re: Advice On Salmon River Run

Postby lovetheedge » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:19 pm

The snake requires one prior to arriving and are on a limited basis, recreation.gov is where you get them. Mid August will be very hot
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Re: Advice On Salmon River Run

Postby Ahusk » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:56 pm

Dude, your home river is the Deschutes. If you can read and run that business the Salmon shouldn't be an issue unless the water is high and the sheer size of the rapids gets you.
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Re: Advice On Salmon River Run

Postby Riverjohn » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:15 am

Ahusk wrote:Dude, your home river is the Deschutes. If you can read and run that business the Salmon shouldn't be an issus unless the water is high and the sheer size of the rapids gets you.

=1 :Drink: :Drink:
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Re: Advice On Salmon River Run

Postby riverbend » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:58 pm

Everyone, Thanks for all the tips and advice. I appreciate it! More research to decide where to go. I have a Wooldridge Alaskan 17 with an ETECH 105 jet so it can go in pretty skinny water.
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