CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
October 31, 2013
Steelhead season continues with some new limits
the fall Chinook season is closing in most
waters, there is still plenty of exciting fishing left.
The steelhead harvest season is open on the Salmon, the
Little Salmon, the lower Snake and on the
where limits have changed.
drainage, the limits for the fall season and the spring 2014 season are one fish
per day and two in possession. In addition, in the North Fork Clearwater River
and the main stem
downstream of the Orofino bridge only steelhead 28 inches or less in total
length may be kept.
The steelhead limit on the Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon
is three per day and nine in possession. Anglers may keep 20 steelhead for the
season. Once limits are reached, the angler must stop fishing, even
Anglers must have a valid
fishing license and steelhead permit. 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 immediately.
For more information on steelhead fishing in
check the Fish and Game website