Clearwater Blog

  • Guided anglers fishing Snake River around Hellar Bar

    Snake and Clearwater Fall Chinook Update for 10/7/14

    The weather was beautiful in Lewiston with highs in the low 80’s. The best catch rates this past week were from US Highway 12 Bridge upstream to Hells Canyon Dam. The guides are taking people out to fish at Heller Bar in force. They spend a lot of time fishing in front of the ramp.

  • Massive Bull Elk Threatens State Record

    Idaho hunter takes massive bull elk in Unit 54. Is it a new state record?

  • Clearwater Region Salmon Fishery 9/16/14

    One nice thing about this time of year is while you are fishing for steelhead you could also catch a fall Chinook Salmon. This year, like the past four years, is supposed to be another good year.  In fact, we are anticipating that the returning Fall Chinook Salmon run to Idaho will be the second

  • Clearwater Region Steelhead Fishery 9/16/14

    Hi everybody, I have been getting bombarded with questions regarding Steelhead and Fall Chinook Salmon runs, so I figured it is about time I give you all an update.  I have been holding off until I had enough information to give you something meaningful. So here you go.

  • Steelhead Fishing 2014 Clearwater River

    Clearwater Weekend Steelhead Fishing Survey 9/22/14

    This past weekend, most steelhead anglers focused on the Snake River downstream from teh Salmon River and on the Clearwater from the mouth to the Memorial Bridge.  The creel survey reports 136 fish caught and 99 were kept by anglers.

  • Salmon Fishing on the confluence of Snake and Clearwater Rivers

    Clearwater Salmon Weekend Update 9/23/14

    This past weekend on the Clearwater River was still pretty warm weather wise but, many anglers hit the water in the mornings and evenings. Many anglers  are off the water by 12pm. The confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers, which is creel section 1 river sect.

  • Brownlee Reservoir Smallmouth Fishing

    Fall is a fun time to fish local reservoirs.  A trip to Brownlee Reservoir last week brought fast and furious fishing on smallmouth bass and an occasional crappie.

  • Complete Hunting Guide in Idaho's Biggest Paper

    The Idaho Statesman has issued it's Fall Hunting Guide. It is a comprehensive look at what those hunting Idaho need to know and think about before heading out this fall.

    Idaho Statesman Hunting Guide

  • Fall Chinook - Sept. Treat

    Fall Chinook salmon are beginning to show-up in the fishery around Lewiston, Idaho. With record numbers crossing dams on the Lower Snake and Columbia Rivers; fishing can only get better.

    Most anglers are using bait (herring, shrimp or eggs).

  • Nationwide, Fishing Continues to Gain New Followers

    Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) Releases Special Report on Fishing

    Report Reveals Nationwide Increased Participation among Women Youth Hispanics