Steelhead Fishing Blog

  • 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.

  • Upper Salmon Chinook Report 6/23/14

    Chinook fishing opened on the upper Salmon River this past weekend, and fish were being caught right away. The river was running at approximately 3,000 cfs through the town of Salmon on Saturday and the visibility was good.

  • Clearwater Region's Chinook Update 6/24/14

    Hi everybody, this is the Clearwater Region’s Chinook Salmon Update (6/24/14).

    Because harvest shares haven’t changed from last week and many of the fisheries are ending, I’m going to jump right into what’s going on for each of the fisheries in the Clearwater Region.

  • Clearwater Region Chinook Salmon Update 6/17/14

    There are a lot of rule changes occurring this week so I want to make sure you are all aware of these first.  So the rule changes are as follows:

    Rule Changes in the Clearwater River drainage

  • Clearwater River Salmon Fishing Restriction

    Notice: Restrictions to the harvest of Adult Chinook Salmon in the Clearwater River Downstream of Orofino Bridge and in the North Fork Clearwater River. Harvest of Jacks still allowed.

  • A Chinook is a Chinook - Not

    Those of us that live up-River of Riggins are sure hoping that IDFG will limit the lower Salmon River Chinook harvest, so as to allow a decent adult return to the upper River, especially the Pahsimeroi, and Sawtooth hatcheries.

  • Closure Notice on Lower Clearwater

    Hi everybody, this e-mail is to let you all know about an adult Chinook Salmon harvest closure that we will be implementing at the close of fishing hours on Friday May 16, 2014.  Please help spread the word.

  • Live Chat on Fishing in Idaho

    Fishing enthusiasts are invited to join an online chat with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and ask questions, give feedback, and learn more about fishing in the Gem State.

  • Clearwater Region Chinook Update (5/7/14)

    First, let me tell you what we know about the number of Chinook Salmon we are projecting to come to the Clearwater Region.  Last week we had some exciting times when over a three day period over 40,000 Chinook Salmon passed over Bonneville Dam.  Since then the counts have dropped back down, but