Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Great Snow and Water Year in Idaho

We're looking at one of the best river seasons we have seen in years. With Idaho's snow pack holding at a perfect 100% of normal, we can expect the Middle Fork of the Salmon to have near-perfect flows for the duration of the summer.

Lots of snow doesn't simply just mean high water because it also translates into a healthier habitat for the Middle Fork's native trout population. With high flows in May and June, the river will be "flushed" and cleansed of debris, leaving crystal clear water for later in the season that helps both the fish and fisherman keep an eye on the fly. Also, more snow means water temperatures will stay colder longer - which keeps fish happy.

So whether you are looking for an adrenaline high water trip in early June or the ultimate fly fishing vacation of your life, Idaho is the place to be in 2011.