Originally Posted by tcoen
I was hoping one of four families would get Main Salmon but we were 0 for 4. I still have the itch and maybe if I'm up there I can get a cancellation. If not there's the Lower Salmon and a Idaho River guide may reveal more good runs. I'm all geared up with no permits (0 for 6).
Tom Cat - there are main salmon permits available up to June 19th right now. With the light winter year we are having I am expecting peak flows to happen in mid May ( MF) to late May for the Main. Depending on the age of your kids I would think a mid June launch would be awesome. There is still some winter to be had but we are right on track, in the Sawtooth and south Salmon drainages anyway, with the very dry 2007 runoff potential.
In June the syringa is going off all up and down the canyon. There should be quite a few beaches available for camping and frolic, especially further down.
catagirl should know better than I, usually I track flows on the MF more carefully. It's closer for us and easier shuttle but the Main is awesome.
More info available but what age kids? When are you trying to do it? There are tons of options in Idaho as you well know.