Steelhead Fishing Blog

  • Cleawater and Snake River Weekend Creel Surveys 11/02/14

    This past Saturday on the Clearwater was wet. It rained off and on most of the day. We are seeing more anglers fish from Orofino and up. Drift boats are dropping in at the Kooskia boat ramp or Button Beach and drifting down to Kamiah. This past week an angler caught a 18lb.

  • Upper Salmon Weekend Steelhead Creel Survey 11/02/14

    Steelhead fishing on the upper Salmon River continued to improve this past week. Interviewed anglers downstream of the Middle Fork, in location code 14, averaged 12 hours per steelhead caught and 58 hours per steelhead kept.

  • Steelhead Coming to Boise River

    For people living in Idaho's most populous areas, a quest for steelhead means traveling for several hours to the Salmon, Clearwater or Snake Rivers.

  • Steelhead Fishing on the Salmon River 10/19/14

    This week, we have shifted away from reporting data only from the weekend to reporting creel data from the entire previous week (Monday-Sunday). This week's report covers the time period of 10/13/14 through 10/19/14.

  • Steelhead on Snake River, downriver of Salmon River, 2014

    Weekend Steelhead Creel Survey 10/14/14

    Most anglers in the Clearwater Region concentrated their effort on the Snake River downstream from the Salmon River (River sect 01) and on the Clearwater River up to Orofino Bridge (River sect. 03.)  For the few anglers fishing on the North Fork (River sect.

  • Clearwater Region Fall 2014

    Steelhead and Chinook Report in Cleawater 10/13/14

    Anglers are spreading out to fish in the Clearwater region. 185 anglers were checked this past weekend on the Salmon and Little Salmon River. 60 steelhead were caught over the weekend with just under 19/hr catch rates on the Salmon and Little Salmon River.

  • Steelhead in the Upper Salmon 10/12/14

    This past weekend a weather front that made its way through the area hindered steelhead anglers with precipitation and strong winds, but anglers were still able to find some steelhead.

  • Update on Steelhead Bound for Clearwater River 10/7/14

    Hi everybody. I thought I would give you a quick update on the Clearwater River Steelhead fishery just in case you were trying to decide if you wanted to fish the Steelhead harvest opener starting October 15.

  • Upper Salmon River Weekend Report 10/05/14

    The fish are here. Creel clerks began interviewing steelhead anglers on the upper Salmon River this past Thursday, October 2nd, and a harvested steelhead was found that same day. This is quite different from last year when a kept steelhead was not found until mid-October.

  • Snake and Clearwater Steelhead Creel Survey 10/5/14

    Fishing on river section 01 (downstream from Salmon River) was really good this past weekend with 7 hours to catch a steelhead.