CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
October 28, 2010
By Ed Mitchell, IDFG
Steelhead harvest fishing
season opened Oct. 15 on the
The steelhead harvest season
already is open on the
The steelhead limit on the
Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon is three per day and nine in possession. The
limit on the
have a valid
Steelhead anglers may use only barbless hooks, and may keep only hatchery steelhead marked with a clipped adipose fin. All other steelhead must be released unharmed immediately.
In the boundary waters on the Snake River between Idaho and Oregon or Washington, an angler with a valid 2010 Idaho fishing license and steelhead permit may fish where the river forms the boundary between Idaho and Oregon or Washington, but may not fish from the shoreline, including wading, and may not fish in sloughs or tributaries on the Oregon or Washington side. An angler may have only the limit allowed by one license regardless of the number of licenses the angler holds.
See the 2008-2010 Idaho Fishing Seasons and Rules brochure for more information on steelhead fishing or check the Fish and Game Web site http://fishandgame.idaho.gov.
In addition to steelhead, until Oct. 31, anglers in the Snake River and the lower Clearwater River down stream of the Memorial Bridge near Lewiston, 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 Fall Chinook Seasons and Rules pamphlet for details.
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