Recent Blogs

  • Clearwater Steelhead Fishing Report (12/28/15)

    The Clearwater River had good catch rates this past week. From the mouth of the Clearwater to Orofino Bridge catch rates were at 3hrs/fish. Effort is low, but anglers are still catching fish. River section 04 above Orofino Bridge is running free of ice and the river clarity is clear.

  • The Bite is on at Cascade Reservoir - 2016 Starts Right

    Ice fishing over the weekend (Jan. 2 and 3) at the upper end of Cascade Reservoir was reported to be very good with anglers catching 10 - 12" perch at Poison Creek. Reports were of 150 people at the site Saturday morning.

  • Winter on C. J. Strike Reservoir Yields Hot Fishing 2015/2016

    On these bitter-cold winter days, it's easy to succumb to retail therapy at your favorite angling outfitter to re-stock for Spring. But while most anglers are enjoying a cup of cheer, you could be out enjoying prime fishing for the many species of game fish that Idaho has to offer!

  • Photo: An unwanted guest of the large variety

    This doesn't happen every day.

    An elk tested a homeowner's hospitality yesterday in Hailey, Idaho.

  • Lake Cascade Ice - December 3, 2015

    For those who are interested, there is approximately 4" of ice on the upper end (Poison Creek area) of Cascade. Some daring souls have ventured out and drilled holes in the ice and we've had mixed reports of success on trout and perch.

  • Dedicated Fishing Access Builders

    Idaho Fish and Game staff are putting the finishing touches on improvements at Beaver Dick Park in eastern Idaho. Enhancements include replacement of the boat ramp, a new vault toilet, new docks and ADA improvements.

  • Clearwater Steelhead Fishing Report (11/30/15)

    This past week fishing was slow in most areas. River section 03 (mouth of the Clearwater to Memorial Bridge) had catch rates of 8 hours a fish and river section 02 (Salmon R. to Hells Canyon Dam) was at 10 hours a fish.

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Report (11/30/15)

    Heavy slush ice made for difficult fishing conditions on the upper Salmon River this past week. Angler interviews were stopped after Tuesday due to the poor river conditions and low angler effort.

  • Clearwater Steelhead Fishing Report (11/16/15)

    Steelhead catch rates on the Clearwater River this past week were good with 10 hours or less to catch. We are starting to document more anglers fishing above Orofino Bridge and we documented catch on the South Fork of the Clearwater.