Clearwater Blog

  • 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.

  • Clearwater Region Fall 2014

    Steelhead and Chinook Report in Cleawater 10/13/14

    Anglers are spreading out to fish in the Clearwater region. 185 anglers were checked this past weekend on the Salmon and Little Salmon River. 60 steelhead were caught over the weekend with just under 19/hr catch rates on the Salmon and Little Salmon River.

  • Update on Steelhead Bound for Clearwater River 10/7/14

    Hi everybody. I thought I would give you a quick update on the Clearwater River Steelhead fishery just in case you were trying to decide if you wanted to fish the Steelhead harvest opener starting October 15.

  • Snake and Clearwater Steelhead Creel Survey 10/5/14

    Fishing on river section 01 (downstream from Salmon River) was really good this past weekend with 7 hours to catch a steelhead.

  • 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.