Steelhead Fishing Blog

  • Weekend Survey on Clearwater and Little Salmon 4/5/2014

    The Little Salmon River and the South Fork Clearwater were a busy fishery over the weekend and catch rates were very good. Fish and Game has discontinued monitoring the Main Clearwater River due to minimal angler effort.  Effort observed on the Main Salmon River was also minimal.

  • Weekend Creel Survey for Clearwater 3/23/14

    The busiest area this past weekend in the region was on the South Fork of the Clearwater (river sect 07). Hours per fish caught was only 4 hours, which resulted in really good fishing.

  • Upper Salmon River Weekend Report 3/23/14

    The steelhead fishing improved once again last weekend on the upper Salmon River. The average catch rates in location codes 14 through 19 either improved or remained close to those observed during the previous weekend.

  • Upper Salmon River Weekend Summary 3/16/14

    This past weekend on the upper Salmon was the best steelhead fishing that has been observed so far this spring with the majority of angler effort located downstream of North Fork in location codes 14 and 15.

  • Upper Salmon River Weekend Summary 3/09/14

    With the low level snowmelt that is occurring, water conditions on the upper Salmon River continue to fluctuate daily. The Deadwater ice jam went out on Wednesday, March 5th, and the river visibility downstream began to improve by Saturday.

  • Clearwater & Snake Rivers Weekend Report for 3/8/2014

    The Snake River is showing really good catch rates and good water clarity but, it had very little effort this weekend. This past week, the Clearwater and Salmon rivers were running high with rain and snow melt causing the water clarity to be poor and it made fishing difficult.

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Weekend Report 3/02/14

    This past weekend, road conditions improved enough below North Fork for creel personnel to collect data from all location codes on the upper Salmon River. Anglers in location code 14, downstream of the Middle Fork, averaged 5 hours per steelhead caught and 10 hours per steelhead kept.

  • Steelhead Fishing on the Clearwater 2/11/13

    This past week the Clearwater Region saw almost a foot of snow or more in some areas.

  • Clearwater Weekend Steelhead Report 2/02/14

    The North Fork did not see much effort this weekend but a fish was harvested.

  • Weekend Steelhead Report for January 1/11/14

    Anglers fishing for steelhead right now are on the Clearwater River. Click here to see the latest weekend results.