Salmon anglers hit the rivers


Salmon fishing is drawing the crowds as was the case at the Little Salmon River Sunday, just below Rapid River.

I stopped for a while but didn't see any being caught. The Little Salmon is a little cold but locals believe it should peak for salmon fishing in two weeks.

Drift boats and jet boats were on the Main Salmon was a different story. They were catching salmon fairly consistently.

"We went out with Exodus this weekend and had a very successful fishing trip," said Leonard Riccio of Middleton. "My son got a salmon and I caught two, but the last one was a native and it was released. It was well worth it. I would do it again."

"Guys on big river were having tons of fun," said Rexanne Zimmerman, an avid angler and owner of the Riggins Tackle Shop.

Jet boaters and drift boaters anchored on the side of the river were using roe, tuna and yarn with huge Spin N' Glos.

Jet boaters anchored in the middle of the river were trolling Flatfish with either sardines or herring attached to the under belly of the lure, said Zimmerman. They were also using Jet Divers.

Photos by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman