This past week the South Fork of the Clearwater had the best catch rates. The best fishing was from milepost 6 up to Mt. Idaho on Highway 14. The anglers on the South Fork were using a variety of different gear types and there was not one method that was more successful than another.
Effort has begun to decrease on the main stem and North Fork of the Clearwater River, but catch rates were still under 10 hours a fish. Most of the boat anglers are concentrated at the slaughterhouse hole on the main river just across from the Dworshak National Fish Hatchery. Effort was spread out along the North Fork.
Only section 11 on the Salmon River saw catch rates below 10 hours a fish. Check the Harvest Report for more details. - Jaime Robertson, Fisheries Technician 2, Clearwater Region