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Friday, October 31, 2014 


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...
Duration: 7:05   Views: 10267
Updated: Saturday Sep. 27, 2014


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...
Duration: 7:05   Views: 2393
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 determina...
Duration: 2:06   Views: 1351
Updated: Tuesday Jun. 24, 2014


Steelhead Spawning Steelhead Spawning
Big beautiful steelhead travel 897 miles home to renew the cycle.
Duration: 2:34   Views: 1348
Updated: Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014


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Fishing Tales

Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

This week, we have shifted away from reporting data only from the weekend to reporting creel data from the entire previous week (Monday-Sunday). This week’s report covers the time period of 10/13/14 through 10/19/14.

Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

Most anglers in the Clearwater Region concentrated their effort on the Snake River downstream from the Salmon River (River sect 01) and on the Clearwater River up to Orofino Bridge (River sect.

Steelhead on Snake River, downriver of Salmon River, 2014
Friday Oct. 17, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

Anglers are spreading out to fish in the Clearwater region. 185 anglers were checked this past weekend on the Salmon and Little Salmon River.

Clearwater Region Fall 2014
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Questions & Answers 
Thursday Oct. 23, 2014
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Q: Fishing?
Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014
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Q: Boise river steelhead?
Monday Oct. 6, 2014
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Q: Nonresident Fishing License?
Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014
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Q: Steelhead size limit?
Thursday Sep. 18, 2014
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Q: Adipose fin clipping of steelhead?
Friday Sep. 12, 2014
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Q: Chinook Returns Idaho vs Washington?
Sunday Sep. 7, 2014
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Q: Limited Access for non-boaters for Fall Season Lower Salmon River?
Saturday Aug. 30, 2014
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Q: 2014 Clearwater catch and release run forecast?
Sunday Aug. 3, 2014
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Q: Steelhead Run?
Thursday Jul. 17, 2014
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Q: Non-resident fishing w/o license.?
Sunday Jul. 13, 2014
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Q: Why are steelhead given away at the hatcheries, but salmon are not?
Sunday Jul. 6, 2014
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Q: Chinook / steelhead?
Saturday Jul. 5, 2014
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Q: Tuna fish balls for bait fishing for Salmon.?
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Last Updated: September 16, 2014 
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