Steelhead Fishing Blog

  • Upper Salmon River Steelhead Weekend Summary 4/07/13

    This weekend on the upper Salmon River the majority of anglers were found upstream of Clayton, in section 19. Very few anglers were observed fishing downstream of Elk Bend. Anglers in section 17 averaged 18 hours per steelhead caught, while in section 18, the average was 43 hours per steelhead.

  • Salmon River - Weekend Steelhead Creel (3/3/13)

    This weekend on the upper Salmon River, the number of anglers increased, but compared to the week before, the fishing was not as good. The best catch rate was found in section 18 where anglers averaged 11 hours per steelhead.

  • Weekend (3/2/13) Creel Numbers for Clearwater, Snake and Salmon rivers.

    Catch rates were decent this week on the Salmon River. - Seth Crevison. Fisheries Technician, Idaho Fish and Game

  • Salmon River Steelhead Creel - Weekend of 2/24/13

    Angler effort on the upper Salmon River this past weekend was fairly similar to the previous weekend, but the catch rates were much more inconsistent between the river section.

  • Steelhead Creel Numbers for Weekend of 2/24/13

    Catch rates were decent this week on most sections excluding the North Fork, while keep rates were not so great.  We saw the most effort upstream from Orofino Bridge with 10 hours to catch a fish and 25 hours to keep a fish. - Seth Crevison.

  • Spring Steelhead Memories.

    Steelhead fishing with my Dad around Stanley in 2009. - John Keaney

  • Clearwater Steelhead Creel Numbers

    Check graph to see creel numbers for steelhead fishing on Clearwater, Salmon and Little Salmon Rivers.

  • Steelhead and Chinook Salmon Update

    Hi all, seeing I haven’t provided you an update recently,  I thought I would let you know how the steelhead season is progressing and what we have forecasted for the upcoming spring/summer Chinook salmon season.


  • Steelhead Fishing Opportunities 10/31/12

    Hi everybody, I thought I’d let you know about some steelhead fishing opportunities that will be occurring in the Boise area.  We will be stocking around 250 steelhead that were trapped at Hells Canyon Dam in the Boise River on Thursday, November 1 from Glenwood Bridge to Barber Park.  I have be

  • Fall Chinook Update for Snake and Clearwater Rivers 10/23/12

    Section 3 of the Snake R. had the best catch rates for Fall Chinook again this week.  - Jaime Mills, Clearwater Region Fisheries Technician