Clearwater Blog

  • Commission extends big game tag auction comment period

    Idaho Fish and Game commissioners on Thursday 2/4, postponed a decision to offer big-game tags for auction until their March 9-11 meeting in Boise to allow more time for the public to comment on the proposal.

    The extended comment period will close March 4th.

  • Video: Bighorn Sheep conservation in Idaho

    A closer look at Idaho's bighorn sheep conservation work.

  • Be Careful Ice Fishing - January 2016

    I recently observed pictures on social media of anglers ice fishing on Lake Lowell near Nampa. Anglers and other recreationists going out on the ice on lower elevation lakes, reservoirs and ponds need to be very careful and be prepared with safety equipment.

  • Clearwater Steelhead Report (1/4/16)

    The cold weather has parts of the Clearwater River icing over on the main stem around Myrtle and then by the Ahsahka check station site. Many anglers are coming out to fish during the afternoon hours to avoid the colder temperatures.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.