Steelhead Fishing Blog

  • Anglers Catch Steelhead Broodstock for South Fork Clearwater River

    Anglers Help Catch Steelhead Brood Stock

    Since 2010, Idaho Department of Fish and Game has been recruiting anglers to catch adult steelhead from the South Fork Clearwater River.

  • Clearwater Steelhead Fishing 3/29/15

    The South Fork of the Clearwater had the highest amount of effort this past week with the Little Salmon River not far behind. Both areas had good catch rates. Effort increased on the North Fork of the Clearwater from the previous week and produced good catch rates.

  • Upper Salmon Steelhead Report 3/29/15

    Steelhead fishing this week on the upper Salmon River remained similar to the previous week. The one exception was in location code 16, where angler effort increased and catch rates improved.

  • Clearwater Catch 2015

    Clearwater Steelhead Fishing 3/22/15

    The South Fork of the Clearwater had a lot of anglers fishing along its banks this past week. Saturday had a high count of 114 anglers on the South Fork. We observed anglers fishing as far as mile marker 23 on highway 14. Many anglers are in drifting boats.

  • Upper Salmon Steelhead Report 3/22/15

    Steelhead fishing on the upper Salmon River this past week was tough for anglers fishing below the town of Salmon.

  • Clearwater Steelhead Fishing 3/16/15

    Anglers in the Clearwater Region experienced some of the best catch rates observed so far in the Spring 2015 Steelhead season.

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Fishing 3/16/15

    Steelhead fishing this past week on the upper Salmon River was relatively slow compared to previous weeks. Warm temperatures and high winds over the weekend resulted in increased river flows and poor visibility downstream of the East Fork.

  • South Fork Clearwater Steelhead 2015

    Clearwater Steelhead Fishing Report 3/13/15

    Above average weather temperatures and lots of sunshine made for a beautiful weekend for anglers in the region. Although stream flows were above normal for this time of year, catch rates were fantastic. The best catch rates were documented on the Little Salmon River at 5 hours per fish caught.

  • Clearwater Steelhead Fishing Report 3/05/15

    Above average weather temperatures and lots of sunshine made for a beautiful weekend for anglers in the region. Although stream flows were above normal for this time of year, catch rates were fantastic. The best catch rates were documented on the Little Salmon River at 5 hours per fish caught.

  • My First Steelhead!

    So big, I had to have my big sister help me land it! - Valerie on the Salmon River