Fishing Blog

  • Planning your next Idaho fishing trip?

    It's no secret that Idaho has a lot of fishing opportunity. If you're planning your next fishing trip, this article may help you find a destination.

  • Boise River to get 2013 steelhead

    A lot of questions about steelhead being stocked in the Boise River have come in to the Fish and Game offices. If you missed the news release yesterday, there is some exciting news!

  • Steelhead in the Boise River is uncertain

    A story came out this week about stocking steelhead in the Boise River.

  • A balanced look at balancing Lake Cascade's fishery

    The fishing history of Lake Cascade is about as diverse as the fish in it. This article sums up what to expect now and how the fishery is being managed now.

  • Steelhead fishing on the Clearwater River

    A beautiful day for fishing.

    Steelhead fishing is still slow in both the Clearwater and Snake Rivers. Weather is cooling off and we had a nice rain storm on Sunday.

  • Clearwater Steelhead Creel Survey 4/07/13

    On section 03 the catch was great at 8 hours but low number of anglers interviewed and hours fished. On 05 and 07 the catch is great but horrible for keepers. - Seth Crevison, Clearwater Region Fisheries Technician

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Weekend Summary 4/07/13

    This weekend on the upper Salmon River the majority of anglers were found upstream of Clayton, in section 19. Very few anglers were observed fishing downstream of Elk Bend. Anglers in section 17 averaged 18 hours per steelhead caught, while in section 18, the average was 43 hours per steelhead.

  • Steelhead Creel Numbers for Weekend of 2/24/13

    Catch rates were decent this week on most sections excluding the North Fork, while keep rates were not so great.  We saw the most effort upstream from Orofino Bridge with 10 hours to catch a fish and 25 hours to keep a fish. - Seth Crevison.

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Weekend Summary (10/21/12)

    Fishing this weekend on the upper Salmon River improved over the previous one. The best hours per fish caught were still found in section 14 and were at 15 hours per fish.

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Report 10/07/12

    Hello again, this is the first weekend update for the 2012 upper Salmon River fall steelhead fishery. These updates will be sent out each week from now until December 3rd and they summarize the creel data collected during the previous Saturday and Sunday.