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Tuesday, July 22, 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: 8491
Updated: Friday Apr. 18, 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: 2116
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: 1161
Updated: Tuesday Jun. 24, 2014


Steelhead Spawning Steelhead Spawning
Big beautiful steelhead travel 897 miles home to renew the cycle.
Duration: 2:34   Views: 1245
Updated: Monday Sep. 30, 2013


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Fishing Tales

Monday Jul. 21, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

Hi everybody. This will be the last update I provide regarding fishing for spring Chinook Salmon in the Clearwater Region for you die hard, never say stop Chinook anglers.

Monday Jul. 21, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

The Chinook season in location code 19, upstream of the East Fork of the Salmon River, was closed at the end of fishing on Saturday, July 19th.  The season is still open in location codes 16, 17, and 18 until the end of f

Tuesday Jul. 8, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

The Sawtooth Hatchery is posting photos and information of retuning Chinook salmon on their Facebook page.  Check in out!

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Questions & Answers 
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?
Thursday Jun. 5, 2014
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Q: Can I purchase two 3 Day salmon/steelhead licenses to fish 6 days?
Tuesday Jun. 3, 2014
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Q: Salmon and Steelhead fishing regs [barbless hooks]?
Thursday May. 22, 2014
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Q: Adipose fin clipping [hatchery salmon and steelhead]?
Sunday May. 18, 2014
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Q: Clearwater chinook seasons?
Saturday May. 17, 2014
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Q: 1 Adult Salmon limit, On the Clearwater?? 2 Adults on the Salmon/Snake.Unjustified !?
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