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Wednesday, October 1, 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: 9570
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: 2300
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: 1275
Updated: Tuesday Jun. 24, 2014


Steelhead Spawning Steelhead Spawning
Big beautiful steelhead travel 897 miles home to renew the cycle.
Duration: 2:34   Views: 1309
Updated: Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014


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Fishing Tales

Tuesday Sep. 23, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

Hi everybody, I have been getting bombarded with questions regarding Steelhead and Fall Chinook Salmon runs, so I figured it is about time I give you all an update.  I have been holding off until I had enough information

Tuesday Sep. 23, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

This past weekend, most steelhead anglers focused on the Snake River downstream from teh Salmon River and on the Clearwater from the mouth to the Memorial Bridge.  The creel survey reports 136 fish caught and 99 were kept

Steelhead Fishing 2014 Clearwater River
Tuesday Sep. 23, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

This past weekend on the Clearwater River was still pretty warm weather wise but, many anglers hit the water in the mornings and evenings. Many anglers  are off the water by 12pm.

Salmon Fishing on the confluence of Snake and Clearwater Rivers
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Questions & Answers 
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.?
Wednesday Jun. 25, 2014
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Q: Idaho fishing licenses?
Friday Jun. 13, 2014
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Q: Who records the harvest?
Friday Jun. 13, 2014
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Q: Where is it legal to clean your fish?
Tuesday Jun. 10, 2014
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Q: What is generally the largest single octopus hook size to comply with the 5/8 inch rule?
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