Steelhead Fishing Blog

  • Weekly Chinook Update 5/4/12

    Hi everybody, I waited as long as possible before I sent out this week’s weekly Chinook update.  I was hoping run conditions would improve so I would have better news to report.  Unfortunately they haven’t so this is what I  have to report. 

  • Idaho Chinook Salmon Update 4/25/12

    Here's good news for all you Chinook salmon anglers!  The Chinook salmon are starting to pour over Bonneville Dam. 

  • Clearwater and Little Salmon Steelhead Report 4/23/12

    Steelhead season is winding down. Fishing rates were best on the Little Salmon while the Clearwater only saw anglers on the South Fork and North Fork. The South Fork did not have any documented fish kept this past weekend.  - Jaime Mils

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Report for 4/22/12

    Besides giving many of us our first sunburn of the year, the beautiful weather we had this past weekend also managed to just about shut down the steelhead fishing. The warm weather caused the Salmon River to rise and muddy up. Not surprising, this resulted in some relatively poor fishing.

  • Upper Salmon River Weekend Steelhead Report for 4/15/12

    The steelhead fishing this past weekend dropped off some compared to the previous one. While the hours per steelhead caught last weekend were below 10 hours in each section, they were near, or above, 10 hours this weekend.

  • Upper Salmon River Weekend Steelhead Report for 4/08/12

    This past weekend most anglers were found around or upstream of the Pahsimeroi River. The majority of anglers were found in section 19. The hours per fish caught were very good for all sections that were creeled. Angler presence around Salmon dropped off significantly though.

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Summary 4/01/12

    This past weekend the steelhead fishing picked up in a few sections. Unfortunately, the river then rose and clouded up a bit Saturday night. The river sections where anglers were having the best success this weekend were sections 17 and 19.

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Summary Report 3/25/12

    Some good weather finally appeared this weekend and the anglers really responded to it. Angler effort in both sections 17 and 19 picked up dramatically, and there were quite a few anglers in the other sections as well. Unfortunately, the steelhead did not respond as well to the good weather.

  • Upper Salmon River Weekend Steelhead Summary 3/17/12

    Fishing this previous weekend was pretty slow with the exception of two locations. The narrows downstream of Shoup continued to produce fish, and anglers near the mouth of the Yankee Fork also started catching them at a pretty good rate.

  • Upper Salmon River Weekend Summary 3/11/12

    Fishing this last weekend dropped off slightly from the previous one, but the hours per fish caught were still fairly good. Poor weather on Sunday also affected our data because it limited the number of anglers who were out fishing.