Steelhead Fishing Blog

  • Upper Salmon Weekly Chinook Update 7/22/12

    Angler effort was lower this past weekend compared to the one before, and the number of Chinook harvested dropped as well. Between July 16th and July 22nd, 174 adults and 36 jacks were kept, while 137 non ad-clipped adults were released.

  • Clearwater Weekly Chinook Update 7/19/12

    Hi all.  In the Clearwater River drainage fish are still being caught in the North Fork Clearwater River (we estimated that 87 adults were caught) and the catch rates were extremely good (4 hrs/fish).  We also observed some Chinook being caught on the Lochsa River with catch rates at 40 hrs/fish

  • Upper Salmon Weekly Chinook Update 7/15/2012

    Angler effort picked up again this past weekend compared to the one before, but that did not result in many more harvested Chinook. In general, the numbers from the week were similar to those from the week previous.

  • Upper Salmon Weekly Chinook Report (7/9/12)

    Angler effort picked up again this past weekend compared to the one before, but there were still a few open holes out there. The addition of section 18 to the fishery also helped to spread anglers out and opened up some more good water.

  • Clearwater Weekly Chinook Update (7/9/12)

    Many of you have stopped fishing for Chinook in the Clearwater Region, but I know some of you still are so I am going to keep providing these updates until we shut down the season.

  • More of Upper Salmon River Opened to Chinook Harvest

    Idaho Fish and Game has opened another section of the upper Salmon River to Chinook salmon fishing.  The Ellis area is now open from the posted boundary about 100 years upstream of the mouth of the Pahsimeroi River upstream to the Highway 75 Salmon River bridge about 250 yards upstream of the mo

  • Clearwater Region Weekly Chinook Harvest Summary 7/02/12

    Section 3 on the North Fork of the Clearwater had the best catch rates this week and the most fish harvested. Everywhere else in the Clearwater Region saw a lot less fish harvested. It seems like effort is starting to wind down.  - Jaime Mills, Clearwater Region Fisheries

  • Upper Salmon River Weekly Chinook Harvest Update 7/1/2012

    Angler effort picked up significantly this past weekend compared to the one before, but there were still a lot of open holes out there. For the week, sixty three adults and six jacks were kept, while 27 non ad-clipped adults were released.

  • Weekly Clearwater Chinook Update 6/26/12

    Hi everybody, it’s time for the weekly Chinook update (6/26/12).  Harvest shares for the Clearwater River, Riggins area and Hells Canyon are shown below and are not much different than last week.