Spring steelhead fishing has been surprisingly good with some areas recently down to an average of a couple of hours per fish. Any time the average is below 20 per fish, we think it is worth fishing. The end of the spring season is April 30 in most areas now open but it ends March 31 on the Salmon River from its mouth upstream to Long Tom Creek. The season runs through May 31 on the Snake River from Hells Canyon Dam upstream to Oxbow Dam. The end is May 31 also on the Boise and Payette Rivers where surplus hatchery steelhead have been planted.