Steelhead Fishing Blog

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Report (4/11/16)

    River conditions on the upper Salmon River changed considerably over the past week. River flows through Salmon, ID doubled and visibility was greatly reduced. This lead to steelhead anglers primarily focusing in on areas just downstream of the Pahsimeroi and Sawtooth Hatcheries.

  • Clearwater Steelhead Report (4/11/16)

    Fishing effort on the Clearwater river has continued to drop; the mainstem had very little activity.

  • Steelhead Fishing on the Clearwater (3/13/16)

    Greetings, Activity on the main stem of the Clearwater has begun to dwindle with the majority of the effort taking place on the North Fork of the Clearwater. River conditions on the South Fork of the Clearwater has concentrated effort to the upper end near Mount Idaho.

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Fishing (3/1/7/16)

    Steelhead angler effort on the upper Salmon River remained high over the past week. Once again anglers were primarily concentrated downstream of North Fork in location code 15, but angler effort upstream of the East Fork in location code 19 increased as well.

  • Clearwater Steelhead Report (2/22/16)

    The Clearwater River has started to see effort drop off on the main stem of the river ( Mouth to Orofino Bridge/river section 03). Anglers fishing in this section of the river are predominantly around the Orofino area fishing the Magill Hole, Pole Yard, and Slaughter House.

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Report from 2/28/16

    Steelhead angler effort increased considerably on the upper Salmon River this past week. The majority of anglers were observed in location code 15 downstream of North Fork.

  • First Upper Salmon River Steelhead Report for 2016

    This is the first upper Salmon River weekly steelhead fishing report for the spring 2016 season. Reports will be issued each Monday through the end of April.

  • Attend Public Meetings on 2016 Chinook Salmon Fisheries

    Joe DuPont, Clearwater Fisheries Manager, encourages anglers to join the discussion on how to manage this year's Chinook Salmon fisheries. The public meeting is in Lewiston on February 24, 2016.

  • Clearwater Steelhead Fishing Report (2/11/16)

    Most angling effort by boats on the main stem of the Clearwater is from Peck to just above the Ahsahka  boat ramp. The majority of the shore effort is in the same area but we are seeing an increase in effort by fly anglers from Cherry Lane Ramp to Lenore.

  • Clearwater Steelhead Report (1/4/16)

    The cold weather has parts of the Clearwater River icing over on the main stem around Myrtle and then by the Ahsahka check station site. Many anglers are coming out to fish during the afternoon hours to avoid the colder temperatures.