Fishing Blog

  • Upper Salmon Weekly Chinook Report (7/9/12)

    Angler effort picked up again this past weekend compared to the one before, but there were still a few open holes out there. The addition of section 18 to the fishery also helped to spread anglers out and opened up some more good water.

  • Clearwater Weekly Chinook Update (7/9/12)

    Many of you have stopped fishing for Chinook in the Clearwater Region, but I know some of you still are so I am going to keep providing these updates until we shut down the season.

  • Upper Salmon River Weekly Chinook Harvest Update 7/1/2012

    Angler effort picked up significantly this past weekend compared to the one before, but there were still a lot of open holes out there. For the week, sixty three adults and six jacks were kept, while 27 non ad-clipped adults were released.

  • Weekly Clearwater Chinook Update 6/26/12

    Hi everybody, it’s time for the weekly Chinook update (6/26/12).  Harvest shares for the Clearwater River, Riggins area and Hells Canyon are shown below and are not much different than last week. 

  • Upper Salmon Chinook Fishery Update 6/25/12

    Last Saturday (6/23) was the opening day for the upper Salmon River Chinook fishery in section 19, and we are happy to report that the fish are here! Three harvested adult Chinook were observed by creel technicians and a small number were also seen at the Sawtooth Hatchery weir.

  • Chinook Update on lower Salmon and Little Salmon Fishery 6/20/12

    Hi everybody.   I promised to get back to you on the Chinook salmon fishery on the lower Salmon and Little Salmon Rivers.  I just wanted to let all of you know that there will be no closures or rule changes for Chinook salmon fishing on the lower Salmon or Little Salmon rivers through this weeke

  • Clearwater Region Weekly Harvest Summary 6/19/12

    Section 3 of the Salmon River (Time Zone Bridge to Short’s Creek) is seeing a lot of fish being harvested. Section 2 on the Salmon River is also seeing good numbers of harvest. See charts for details. - Jaime Mills, Clearwater Region Fisheries

  • Chinook Seasons Set on South Fork, Upper Salmon

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission Monday, June 11, approved Chinook fishing seasons on the upper Salmon and South Fork Salmon rivers. The Chinook fishing season opens June 23 and continues until further notice from Fish and Game.

    Seasons open June 23 on:

  • Weekly Chinook Update 6/13/12

    To start, we are proposing NO CLOSURES in the Clearwater drainage or Lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers fisheries this week.