CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
JULY 29, 2010
run bodes well for summer steelhead fishing
By Ed Mitchell, IDFG
Steelhead fishing is open,
catch-and-release only for now, or opens soon in the waters listed below:
Catch-and-release opened in
July 1, and fish are being caught.
main stem from its mouth upstream to the
Memorial Bridge of U.S. Hwy.
The harvest season opens Aug. 1.
In the rest of the
drainage the harvest season opens Oct. 15.
main stem and Middle Fork Clearwater River: from the Memorial Bridge of Hwy. 12
upstream to Clear Creek.
Fishing is prohibited between
posted boundaries about 100 yards upstream and downstream from the Nez Perce
Tribal Hatchery Ladder and extending into the river channel about 50 yards.
Fishing from the shoreline or wading along the perimeter of Dworshak National
Fish Hatchery is prohibited.
its mouth upstream to Dworshak Dam. Fishing from the shoreline or wading along
the perimeter of Dworshak National Fish Hatchery is prohibited. Fishing from any
watercraft or wading is prohibited between the posted lines about 150 yards
upstream from the mouth of the North Fork Clearwater River and the Ahsahka Hwy.
7 Bridge. When fishing from the Ahsahka Hwy. 7 Bridge, it is unlawful to take
any fish downstream of the railroad bridge. Fishing from the railroad bridge is
from its mouth upstream to the confluence of American and Red rivers.
Catch-and-release fishing for
steelhead opens in the Snake and Salmon rivers Aug. 1. Harvest season opens
(a quarter mile upstream from the Middle Fork Salmon River).
(1/4 mile upstream from the Middle Fork Salmon River) to posted boundary 100
yards downstream of Sawtooth Hatchery.
its mouth upstream to the U.S. Hwy. 95 Bridge near
Smokey Boulder Road.
state line at the confluence of the Snake and
upstream to Hells Canyon Dam.
In addition, anglers can also
harvest fall Chinook salmon in the
to Hells Canyon Dam starting Sept. 1.
The hatchery fall Chinook
salmon run to
is forecast to be large, and anglers may harvest adipose fin-clipped fall
Chinook during the early portion of the steelhead fishery in the
From Sept. 1 until Oct. 31,
anglers in the
who have a valid salmon permit may harvest two fall Chinook salmon per day, only
one of which may be an adult and they may possess six fall Chinook salmon only
three of which may be adults. Adult fall Chinook salmon are included in the
annual 40 fish limit for salmon anglers.
Anglers should check the 2010
Idaho Fishing Seasons and Rules for additional details.
Sportsmen's Report sponsored by John and
Riverside Sport Shop/Sinclair
11320 U.S. Highway 12, Orofino--208-476-5418
to see their web page