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Monday, December 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: 11022
Updated: Saturday Nov. 29, 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: 2560
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: 1432
Updated: Tuesday Jun. 24, 2014


Steelhead Spawning Steelhead Spawning
Big beautiful steelhead travel 897 miles home to renew the cycle.
Duration: 2:34   Views: 1395
Updated: Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014


For more Salmon and Steelhead Videos, click here.
 

Fishing Tales

Monday Nov. 17, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

Steelhead fishing on the upper Salmon River was effectively shut down this past week due to the below average temperatures we have been having.

Thursday Nov. 6, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

This past Saturday on the Clearwater was wet. It rained off and on most of the day. We are seeing more anglers fish from Orofino and up.

Thursday Nov. 6, 2014 by idfg-vosborn

Steelhead fishing on the upper Salmon River continued to improve this past week.

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Questions & Answers 
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?
Saturday Nov. 8, 2014
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Q: Steelhead caught 2014?
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?
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