Salmon Blog

  • Bigger Fish and Better Angler Success

    As Fish and Game stocks rainbow trout this spring, they are doing something different that will lead to better success for Idaho anglers.

  • Upper Salmon Steelhead Report 3/29/15

    Steelhead fishing this week on the upper Salmon River remained similar to the previous week. The one exception was in location code 16, where angler effort increased and catch rates improved.

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Fishing 3/16/15

    Steelhead fishing this past week on the upper Salmon River was relatively slow compared to previous weeks. Warm temperatures and high winds over the weekend resulted in increased river flows and poor visibility downstream of the East Fork.

  • Steelhead Fishing on Upper Salmon River 2/17/15

    This is the first upper Salmon River weekly steelhead fishing report for the spring 2015 season. Reports will be issued each Monday until the close of the season.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Steelhead Fishing on Upper Salmon River 11/17/14

    Steelhead fishing on the upper Salmon River was effectively shut down this past week due to the below average temperatures we have been having. Slush ice has been flowing through Salmon since Tuesday of last week and as of today the ice jam is upstream of North Fork near the Bobcat access site.

  • Upper Salmon Weekend Steelhead Creel Survey 11/02/14

    Steelhead fishing on the upper Salmon River continued to improve this past week. Interviewed anglers downstream of the Middle Fork, in location code 14, averaged 12 hours per steelhead caught and 58 hours per steelhead kept.

  • Steelhead Fishing on the Salmon River 10/19/14

    This week, we have shifted away from reporting data only from the weekend to reporting creel data from the entire previous week (Monday-Sunday). This week's report covers the time period of 10/13/14 through 10/19/14.

  • Steelhead in the Upper Salmon 10/12/14

    This past weekend a weather front that made its way through the area hindered steelhead anglers with precipitation and strong winds, but anglers were still able to find some steelhead.