Can you fish along the bank of the entire river out only in certain spots?
I was recently told that mussels were good bait for trout and steelhead. While discussing this with a fishing buddy, He said it was illegal to harvest mussels and therefore illegal to use them as bait. Can you please clarify this for me?
Wondering if its legal to do.
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. Idaho Fish & Game Fisheries Technician, Clearwater Region
|STEELHEAD CREEL NUMBERS Week 2/24/2013|
|SECTION||RIVER LOCATION||ANGLERS CHECKED||NO. OF HOURS||FISH KEPT||FISH RELEASED||TOTAL FISH||HRS/FISH CAUGHT||HRS/FISH KEPT||WATER TEMP (°F)||WATER CONDITIONS|
|2||Snake R. - Salmon R. to Hells Canyon Dam||2||10||0||0||0||--||--||36||CLR|
|3||Clearwater River - mouth to Orofino Bridge||85||460||21||21||42||11||22||39||CL|
|4||Clearwater R. - upstream from Orofino Bridge||103||560||22||36||58||10||25||39||CLR|
|5||North Fork Clearwater R.||20||87||5||0||5||17||17||39||CLR|
|7||South Fork Clearwater R.||92||310||4||21||25||12||78||39||CLR|
|11||Salmon R. - Whitebird Cr. to Little Salmon R.||25||94||6||2||8||12||16||32||CLR|
|12||Salmon R. - Little Salmon R. to Vinegar Cr.||111||525||10||15||25||21||52||36||CLR|
|13||Salmon R. - Vinegar Cr. to South Fork Salmon R.||61||476||18||14||32||15||26||36||CLR|
|20||Little Salmon R.||16||34||1||0||1||34||34||36||CLR|
Great job to Idaho fishery folks for making the Cascade Lake fishery very good these last few years.
there is a lot of interest and curiosity as to why the fish and game haven't stocked walleye into the clearwater region of Idaho, and in fact the variety of fish stalked is poor.
I think its called a trout line or something.