Recent Blogs

  • Rapid River Hatchery Report - May 15th

    The trap at Rapid River Hatchery (tributary to Little Salmon River) has trapped only 1 adult fish.  There have been rumors of Chinook being caught in the Little Salmon River but our creel clerks have been unable to verify any fish being caught in the Little Salmon River.

  • Chinook Fishing - Clearwater River May 15

    The Clearwater River from the Camas Prairie Bridge at Lewiston upstream to the Cherry Lane Bridge will closed for adult Chinook salmon harvest as of 6:00 pm on Friday May 16th.  We have reached our harvest quota.  You can still fish for jack salmon (24" and under) in this reach.

  • Lake Pend Oreille kokanee bag limit

    Due to the large number of kokanee we are seeing in Lake Pend Oreille in 2014, we changed the bag limit from 6 to 15 as of today, May 15th.  Kokanee are a great tasting fish.  Check with your local sportshops on how to fish for kokanee.  During the summer months, anglers in boats are more succes

  • Closure Notice on Lower Clearwater

    Hi everybody, this e-mail is to let you all know about an adult Chinook Salmon harvest closure that we will be implementing at the close of fishing hours on Friday May 16, 2014.  Please help spread the word.

  • Owyhee Reservoir - Early May

    Two of us went to Owyhee Reservoir last Thursday 5/8. Water is really low only ramps available for use were by the dam and the one at the end of the road.

  • Salmon Fishing Update - May 12

    Chinook salmon are slowly making their way to Idaho.  Last weekend, the Clearwater River averaged 16 hours per salmon caught - downstream of the Cherry Lane Bridge.  Estimated harvest was 426 fish.

    Fishing on the Snake River was slow, as well with an estimated harvest of 12 Chinook.

  • Live Chat on Fishing in Idaho

    Fishing enthusiasts are invited to join an online chat with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and ask questions, give feedback, and learn more about fishing in the Gem State.

  • Clearwater Region Chinook Update (5/7/14)

    First, let me tell you what we know about the number of Chinook Salmon we are projecting to come to the Clearwater Region.  Last week we had some exciting times when over a three day period over 40,000 Chinook Salmon passed over Bonneville Dam.  Since then the counts have dropped back down, but

  • Little Salmon River - Chinook Salmon Fishing - May 10

    A few people are fishing the Little Salmon River but no fish were caught over the weekend.  Anglers reported fishing for 54 hours with no fish caught or harvested.

  • 1961 - Saving Salmon & Steelhead

    Although salmon and steelhead stocks were diminished from historic numbers at the time the Idaho Fish and Game was created, the late 1930s and early 1940s still were good times for salmon and steelhead anglers in Idaho.  Salmon and steelhead fishing was open year-round in those areas where they