Clearwater Blog

  • Cascade Reservoir Fishing Condition Report January 23, 2015

    This week's ice conditions improved from last week with ice reported between 6-8" everywhere around the lake with some spots with 10+ inches.

  • Clearwater Steelhead 1/20/15

    Tuesday was the first day the Clearwater steelhead fishery was sampled this past week. The Ahsahka Check Station was visited by many happy anglers who had fished the North Fork that day. One shore angler had kept his limit of 3 steelhead and had fished for less than 3 hours.

  • Cascade Reservoir Ice Fishing Conditions and Report 1/16/15

    This week’s ice conditions have improved greatly since the previous week.  On the North end of lake(Boulder Creek, Poison Creek) there was a consistent 5-7” of ice extending out a few hundred yards from shore.  There are reports that ice on the South End(Sugarloaf, City Boat Ramp) is also in the

  • 2015 Spring & Summer Chinook Salmon Return Estimates

    Get your salmon fishing pole tuned-up and your boat ready to hit the water. Biologists have made their preseason forecasts for the 2015 Chinook salmon returns to Idaho.

  • Steelhead Fishing on the Clearwater River - December 2014

    The CORP of Engineers will be doing some tests on Dworshak Dam on Dec 18 between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM. During these tests, they will fluctuate releases between 1,600 and 5,500 cfs.

  • Open Houses for 2015 Proposals for Moose, Bighorn Sheep, and Mountain Goat

    Idaho Fish and Game is proposing changes for the 2015 Moose, Bighorn Sheep, and Mountain Goat seasons and will be holding open houses in several locations throughout the state.

  • Clearwater Coho 11/10/2014

    This past weekend on the North Fork of the Clearwater (river sect 05) a 33in Coho was caught. The fish was weighed at Harvest Foods in Orofino at 11.8lbs with a girth of 17inches.

  • Fall Steelhead - Oxbow Fish Hatchery

    Ever wonder where the steelhead stocked in the Boise River originate and why they don't arrive until late fall? Check the following websites for the latest information on Snake River steelhead and the complex coordination that determines their destination.

  • Cleawater and Snake River Weekend Creel Surveys 11/02/14

    This past Saturday on the Clearwater was wet. It rained off and on most of the day. We are seeing more anglers fish from Orofino and up. Drift boats are dropping in at the Kooskia boat ramp or Button Beach and drifting down to Kamiah. This past week an angler caught a 18lb.

  • Steelhead on Snake River, downriver of Salmon River, 2014

    Weekend Steelhead Creel Survey 10/14/14

    Most anglers in the Clearwater Region concentrated their effort on the Snake River downstream from the Salmon River (River sect 01) and on the Clearwater River up to Orofino Bridge (River sect. 03.)  For the few anglers fishing on the North Fork (River sect.