Thursday, April 21, 2022

2022 Idaho River Season looks promising as mountain snowpack continues to improve

Sturgeon fishing with Hammer Down Jet Boat Excursions

Hi all,

I worked on a story about the upcoming 2022 River Season for the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association (IOGA), published this week on the IOGA Outdoor Adventure blog.

With 2-3 feet of new snow falling in the Idaho mountains since April 1, it's been quite a comeback! 

Chalk Basin, Owyhee River 

See KTVB story and Idaho Press story. 

Mountain snowpack has been trending up in all of the river basins that count for kayaking, rafting and scenic trips since April 1. See snowpack as of April 21 below. The Salmon River has come up over 10 points to 90% of average, Clearwater is 103% of avg, and the Bruneau River is 75% ... might have season after all!  

For those of you who have river trips planned this spring/summer, all of these extra snowflakes and raindrops will increase water levels, lengthen the season, and improve the overall fun factor this summer. 

Read my post here: IOGA Outdoor Adventure blog

Idaho Whitewater Association Gear Swap at Maravia on Saturday, April 23 

Here's a link with details about the event. Starts at 9 a.m. You can take your used gear over there on Friday if you have something you'd like to sell. 

If you'd like to buy a raft, kayak, SUP, touring kayak, inflatable kayak, this is a great way to get into the sport for less money. Highly recommend it!   

- SS