This prime thirty mile section extends through pastoral valleys between Afton and Alpine, Wyoming. The Salt holds a few rainbows and brook trout but the prime attractions are the Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroat and brown trout in the 10-22 inch range. The river offers great opportunities to catch trophy browns in the early and late part of the season as the fish move up from Palisades Reservoir. The beauty of the Salt, in addition to the surrounding mountains, is the early season fishing. Spring run off occurs sooner, and clears faster, than at other western Wyoming rivers.
Salt River Flows:
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High and Cold – Salt River Fishing Report
May 29, 2020
Salt River Fishing Report – (5.29.20)
The Salt is turbid, unstable and cold. If clarity improves, look for prime fishing opportunities to occur during the warmest parts of the day. Look for Midges, BWOs and Caddis to make up the vast majority of the hatches for the spring months. While the Salt can offer some good spring fishing opportunities, more consistent fishing can usually be found on the South Fork, the Snake and Henry’s Fork.
Salt River Fishing Resources:
Salt River Shuttles – Julie Taylor – (307)-883-2004