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July 25, 2013
Fall steelhead catch-and-release season open
The fall steelhead
catch-and-release season is open on the
The fall catch-and-release season opened July 1 on:
☺ North Fork Clearwater River from its mouth upstream to Dworshak Dam.
☺ South Fork Clearwater River from its mouth upstream to the confluence of American and Red rivers.
The fall steelhead catch-and-release season opens Aug. 1 on:
Salmon River from its mouth upstream to the U.S. Highway 95 bridge near
The fall harvest season on the
The fall harvest season on the Salmon, Little Salmon and Snake rivers, as listed above, opens Sept. 1.
Anglers should refer to the current fishing rules brochure for areas open and daily, possession and season limits.
During the harvest season, only steelhead with a clipped adipose fin, evidenced by a healed scar, may be kept. Wild or hatchery steelhead or salmon with an unclipped adipose fin must always be released. Only barbless hooks with a maximum of 5/8-inch gap between the shank and point may be used when fishing for steelhead and salmon.
The holder of a valid Idaho fishing license and steelhead permit may fish for steelhead in the Snake River where it forms the boundary between the states of Idaho and Oregon or Washington, subject to the fish and game laws of Idaho, but may not fish from the shoreline, including wading, and may not fish in sloughs or tributaries on the Oregon or Washington side.
Any angler who fishes on the
Resident children under 14 may buy their own permit, and catch their own limit, without buying a license. Nonresident children under 14 may buy a nonresident fishing license and steelhead permit and catch their own limit.
For details on steelhead fishing see: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/fish/?getPage=38.