First fish of the 2018 season

The below photo shows a beautiful fish in super condition that was caught on one of our beats yesterday, the first salmon from Isca beats this year.


The  season so far has been characterized by unusually high water conditions that has made the fishing difficult and at times impossible on Isca beats. Hopefully we will have less rain going into May so that the water levels will reduce and make the fishing easier.

Fish should start to arrive in greater numbers in May and June so there is still hope for a good 2018 season.

On the positive side then the high water conditions would have helped with the smolt migration and hopefully reduced the predation by birds, goosanders in particular.


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