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Monday, March 30, 2015 


Licenses and Steelhead Permits
Fishing for steelhead in Idaho requires a fishing license and a permit. Licenses can be purchased at Fish and Game offices, license vendors and online.

Resident
  • Fishing License - $25.75
  • Junior License (14-17 years) - $13.75
  • Steelhead Permit - $12.75

Note to Nonresidents: Starting in 2013, when you purchase a nonresident hunting license, it includes a 3-day fishing license. It does not include the steelhead permit.

Nonresident
  • Fishing License - $98.25
  • Junior Fishing License -$21.75
  • Steelhead Permit - $25.75
  • 3-day Steelhead License and Permit - $37.50
 

How To Videos

Steelhead Fishing - Side Planer Steelhead Fishing - Side Planer
Scott Putnam shows anglers how to rig a side planer. He likes fishing stelhead and salmon with a side planer because it gets your line out to where the boats float.
Duration: 7:05   Views: 12902
Updated: Wednesday Mar. 11, 2015


Steelhead Fishing - Side Planer Setup Steelhead Fishing - Side Planer Setup
Scott Putnam shows anglers how to rig a side planer. He likes fishing stelhead and salmon with a side planer because it gets your line out to where the boats float.
Duration: 7:05   Views: 2879
Updated: Tuesday Mar. 4, 2014


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From the Field

Spring Steelhead Anglers Access Upper Salmon River Spring Steelhead Anglers Access Upper Salmon River
Steelhead anglers find a way to access the upper Salmon River spring fishing. Jim Hardy, Construction Foreman for the Screen Shop describes anglers determination to go fishing.
Duration: 2:06   Views: 1824
Updated: Tuesday Jun. 24, 2014


Steelhead Spawning Steelhead Spawning
Big beautiful steelhead travel 897 miles home to renew the cycle.
Duration: 2:34   Views: 1600
Updated: Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014


For more Salmon and Steelhead Videos, click here.
 

Fishing Tales

Tuesday Mar. 24, 2015 by idfg-vosborn

The South Fork of the Clearwater had a lot of anglers fishing along its banks this past week. Saturday had a high count of 114 anglers on the South Fork.

Clearwater Catch 2015
Monday Mar. 23, 2015 by idfg-vosborn

Steelhead fishing on the upper Salmon River this past week was tough for anglers fishing below the town of Salmon.

Tuesday Mar. 17, 2015 by idfg-vosborn

Anglers in the Clearwater Region experienced some of the best catch rates observed so far in the Spring 2015 Steelhead season.

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Questions & Answers 
Tuesday Mar. 24, 2015
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Q: Steelhead fishing ?
Friday Mar. 6, 2015
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Q: Will steelhead spawn early this year and are they going to continue to be spawning in Mar/Apr on the Salmon?
Thursday Mar. 5, 2015
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Q: Steelhead hatchery returns?
Monday Feb. 23, 2015
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Q: Mortality rate on catch-and -release fishing?
Wednesday Feb. 18, 2015
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Q: Steelhead fishing on the Southfork of The Clearwater?
Wednesday Jan. 28, 2015
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Q: Has the limit of steelhead changed for the Clearwater in 2015?
Friday Jan. 16, 2015
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Q: Clipped Steelhead?
Thursday Jan. 15, 2015
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Q: License fees for adding non-resident single-day licenses.?
Thursday Jan. 8, 2015
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Q: Canning trout?
Saturday Jan. 3, 2015
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Q: Unclipped Steelhead?
Sunday Dec. 14, 2014
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Q: Steelhead?
Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014
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Q: Steelhead stocking in Boise River?
Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014
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Q: How do I find out about steelhead released in Hells Canyon Reservoir?
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