Angler Report: Lower Salt River
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Lower Salt River Brent D.: The water in the Lower Salt has stopped flowing, but the fishing hasn’t slowed as much as the current. I managed to pull nearly 40 largemouth out on weightless wacky rig worms. All the colors were working but the best was green pumpkin and morning dawn 5-inch worms. Attached is the biggest just about 3 lbs.
Editor’s note (update — Lower Salt stocked with trout this week): Releases out of Stewart Mountain Dam on Thursday, Oct. 17 was 8 cfs. The first trout stocking of the season took place this week. As a guideline, trout are primarily stocked at Phon D. Sutton and Granite Reef recreation sites during the winter. Anglers can still catch bass, catfish, carp and sunfish. Worms are a good all around bait and jigs will work for the sunfish and bass. Corn will entice the carp. You can catch roundtail chub (a delectable native fish) in the deep water around Coon Bluff, Phon D. Sutton and Granite Reef areas. They will hang out in the pools. You can catch them with trout lures, KastMasters, Mepps or worms.
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