Steelhead Fishing Blog

  • Upper Salmon Chinook Fishery Update 6/25/12

    Last Saturday (6/23) was the opening day for the upper Salmon River Chinook fishery in section 19, and we are happy to report that the fish are here! Three harvested adult Chinook were observed by creel technicians and a small number were also seen at the Sawtooth Hatchery weir.

  • Chinook Update on lower Salmon and Little Salmon Fishery 6/20/12

    Hi everybody.   I promised to get back to you on the Chinook salmon fishery on the lower Salmon and Little Salmon Rivers.  I just wanted to let all of you know that there will be no closures or rule changes for Chinook salmon fishing on the lower Salmon or Little Salmon rivers through this weeke

  • Clearwater Region Weekly Harvest Summary 6/19/12

    Section 3 of the Salmon River (Time Zone Bridge to Short’s Creek) is seeing a lot of fish being harvested. Section 2 on the Salmon River is also seeing good numbers of harvest. See charts for details. - Jaime Mills, Clearwater Region Fisheries

  • Chinook Seasons Set on South Fork, Upper Salmon

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission Monday, June 11, approved Chinook fishing seasons on the upper Salmon and South Fork Salmon rivers. The Chinook fishing season opens June 23 and continues until further notice from Fish and Game.

    Seasons open June 23 on:

  • Weekly Chinook Update 6/13/12

    To start, we are proposing NO CLOSURES in the Clearwater drainage or Lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers fisheries this week.

  • Clearwater Weekly Harvest Summary 6/5/12

    The North Fork of the Clearwater saw a 41 in/27lb Chinook harvested this weekend.  - Jaime Mils, Clearwater Region Fisheries

  • Chinook Limits Lowered on Clearwater

    Hi all, one thing we have continually heard from anglers is that they would rather have lower limits and a longer season – ideally to last through 4th of July weekend.  Before the season began we projected that our harvest share for the Clearwater River drainage would be over 9,000 adult fish, a

  • Chinook from Clearwater

    New Fishing Photo from Clearwater Region

    Photo was taken during the creel survey this past weekend.

  • Weekly Chinook Update 5/29/12

    Hi all.  I hope you have all had a chance to get out to and try and catch some fish.  There certainly has been a lot of effort and a bunch of fish caught this past week.