Recent Blogs

  • Dworshak Reservoir - Mid-June

    We have also been busy talking to fishermen at the ramps this spring.  While not everyone is coming in with fish this year, most anglers are.  We are also seeing more limits of kokanee than empty coolers.  In April, catch rates averaged 7.6 fish kept per fisherman and 2.8 fish per hour of kokane

  • Rapid River Trap Report - June 14

    Fishing has been great this week, an average of 50 fish are surveyed each shift (~8 hours) in the beginning of the week, and today 80 fish were surveyed from 14:00 to 22:00. The trap at Rapid River has been getting between 150-300 salmon per day this week.

  • More Cascade Reservoir - Mid-June

    Dad had a pretty good day on Cascade Reservoir, too!  Adam B.

  • Cascade Reservoir - Mid-June

    Great Day At Cascade Reservoir With My Boys - Adam B.

     

    I've heard recently of good smallmouth and rainbow/coho fishing.  Catching perch has been spotty. - dparrish

  • Little Salmon River Fishing - Riggins June 13

    Fished Riggins - On 6/10-6/11 caught 4 fish and kept 2. Combat fishing at its greatest. But so much fun. The fish are so beautiful and I never have seen fat on Idaho Chinook like there are right now. Best tasting salmon I have ever had. Thanks to all that have made this possible.

  • What to Do for Father's Day? - Take Dad Fishing!

    If you want to do something fun for a Father's Day gift - take dad fishing!  Better yet, give him an early gift and take him fishing on Saturday June 14th and he can fish without a license.

  • Kokanee Fishing on Ririe Reservoir - June 12

    Kokanee fishing is picking up on Ririe Reservoir. Boats trolling pop gear at 20 feet deep are getting into the fish pretty regularly. - Dan G.

  • Salmon Bite - Riggins Area - June 10

    I watched 8 Chinook caught at the mouth of the Little Salmon River last night in 10 minutes.  Many more were hooked and lost.  Anglers are using tuna balls, eggs wrapped in moline and plain corkies.  You also need 3" of pencil lead to keep your bait close to the bottom.

  • 1985 - Catch Fishing Fever

    In the words of then Fish and Game Director, Jerry Conley, Fish and Game “proposed the [Free Fishing Day] event to give the people who don’t normally fish the pleasure of angling and a heightened awareness of the state’s tremendous fisheries resource."

  • Clearwater River Salmon Fishing Restriction

    Notice: Restrictions to the harvest of Adult Chinook Salmon in the Clearwater River Downstream of Orofino Bridge and in the North Fork Clearwater River. Harvest of Jacks still allowed.