Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Salmon River, NYS and Madison R, YNP and Henry's Fork of the Snake
Yes, it is becoming a realistic possibility. While I would'nt characterize it as a fully established run yet, it is beginning to show some promise and more fish are being caught every year(for the past few years). I'm guessing that, perhaps, a few dozen are caught during this period but am not entirely sure about the numbers. I've not yet been able to hook up with an adult fish, myself, but, then, I don't get in the river time that I'd like to either. I have caught loads of smolts though-so the fish are in the river and should be returning when they mature. There have been some nice adult fish caught out in the lake(unfortunately, not released)as well-so we know that they'll be going someplace when that time of the year comes round. They may be running up some of the other lake tribs as well. As far as I've heard, most, if not all, of the adult fish caught in the river have been released. We obviously can't encourage this enough!