Steelhead Fishing Blog

  • Clearwater Region Steelhead Fishery 9/16/14

    Hi everybody, I have been getting bombarded with questions regarding Steelhead and Fall Chinook Salmon runs, so I figured it is about time I give you all an update.  I have been holding off until I had enough information to give you something meaningful. So here you go.

  • Steelhead Fishing 2014 Clearwater River

    Clearwater Weekend Steelhead Fishing Survey 9/22/14

    This past weekend, most steelhead anglers focused on the Snake River downstream from teh Salmon River and on the Clearwater from the mouth to the Memorial Bridge.  The creel survey reports 136 fish caught and 99 were kept by anglers.

  • Salmon Fishing on the confluence of Snake and Clearwater Rivers

    Clearwater Salmon Weekend Update 9/23/14

    This past weekend on the Clearwater River was still pretty warm weather wise but, many anglers hit the water in the mornings and evenings. Many anglers  are off the water by 12pm. The confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers, which is creel section 1 river sect.

  • Upper Salmon River Chinook Report 7/27/14

    Chinook fishing on the upper Salmon River closed at the end of fishing on Sunday, July 27th.

  • Clearwater Chinook Update 7/18/14

    Hi everybody. This will be the last update I provide regarding fishing for spring Chinook Salmon in the Clearwater Region for you die hard, never say stop Chinook anglers.

    Currently the remaining river reaches open to Chinook Salmon fishing in the Clearwater Region include:

  • Upper Salmon Chinook Update 7/21/14

    The Chinook season in location code 19, upstream of the East Fork of the Salmon River, was closed at the end of fishing on Saturday, July 19th.  The season is still open in location codes 16, 17, and 18 until the end of fishing (10:00 PM) on Sunday, July 27th.

  • Chinook at Sawtooth Hatchery on Facebook

    The Sawtooth Hatchery is posting photos and information of retuning Chinook salmon on their Facebook page.  Check in out!

  • Upper Salmon Chinook Update 7/7/14

    The Chinook harvest increased this past week on the upper Salmon River, but once again, anglers upstream of the Pahsimeroi River fared better than those downstream.

  • Clearwater Harvest Summary 7/8/14

    Fishing effort and catch has really dropped on the Snake R from Dug Bar to Hells Canyon Dam. - Jaime Robertso, Fisheries Technician, Clearwater Region

  • Upper Salmon Chinook Update 6/30/14

    Chinook anglers on the upper Salmon River had mixed results this past week depending on where they decided to fish. Anglers downstream of the Pahsimeroi River, in location codes 16 and 17, were working hard to find the fish and averaged 202 hours per Chinook caught.