Fishing Blog

  • Friends take friends steelhead fishing.

    I haven't missed going up and fishing for steelhead on the Salmon in 20 years. I look forward to it all year. This year I took a friend who had never been steelhead fishing. When we arrived I walked him down to a hole that has always been successful for me.

  • Cast and Blast

    Oct 10 2010. Sun up found us launching at Heller Bar. By noon we had released a native salmon, caught a hatchery 15 lb steelhead and shot a handful of chukars. A sack lunch on the white sandy beach of the Snake River didn't compare to the dinner yet to come.

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Creel Report for the Weekend of 11/26/2011

    Slightly warmer weather this weekend allowed more anglers to come out then the previous weekend, and they had more success. Fishing actually improved this weekend with the hours per fish caught dropping or holding steady in all sections.

  • A little bit of salmon.

    "I call this picture a good days work. This was my first serious year of salmon fishing and I was determined to catch salmon with a bobber jig set up.  It took me five days before my first hit.

  • Steelhead Fishing Memories

    "My Dad and I up at Stanley with a couple of steelhead.  Mine is BIGGER."

    - John Keaney

  • Patience Pays Off

    "Caught this one at Granite Lake, i.e. the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, at the state line.  Reeled it in about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th.  We had been on the river since about 6 a.m. that day.  Using mostly purple shrimp for bait."

  • Another First!

    "It was a lot of fun to catch this fish on the Salmon River just upstream from White Bird. This was my first Idaho Steelhead."

    - A.J. Balukoff

  • my first steelhead

    My first ever steelhead - Jeanne

    "I caught my first ever steelhead on a solo stop in the spring 2011 near the Yankee Fork on the Upper Salmon. Luckily an experienced old-timer was right next to me on the bank to coach me through it since I had never hooked one before (and took the photo too!).

  • Steelhead Fishing Comes to the Boise River

    More than 250 steelhead will be stocked in the Boise River on Thursday, November 10, the first of four planned stocking efforts during the next few weeks.  The fish will be stocked from Glenwood Bridge to Barber Park.

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Creel Report for the Weekend of 11/12/2011

    Hours per steelhead caught increased this past weekend (November 12) compared to the previous weekend (November 5), most likely due to the cold weather.  Experienced anglers are finding pl