Steelhead fishing rules

Current status and rules for steelhead fishing in Idaho

Steelhead Seasons and Rules

MODIFIED RULES IN EFFECT
Change Notice:
  • All 2018 closures rescinded, steelhead fishing continues.
  • Bag limits:
    • 1 fish, 3 in possession
      • Mainstem Clearwater, North Fork Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, Salmon, Little Salmon, and Snake River upstream to Dug Bar boat ramp
    • 2 fish, 6 in possession
      • South Fork Clearwater and Snake River from Dug Bar boat ramp to Hells Canyon Dam

    Hatchery steelhead only, as evidenced by a healed adipose scar.

Fishing Seasons and Rules

News

Steelhead Fishing Status

Steelhead Fishing Status:

LIMIT REDUCTION IN EFFECT

All 2018 closures rescinded, steelhead fishing continues.

Bag limits:

  • 1 fish, 3 in possession
    • Mainstem Clearwater, North Fork Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, Salmon, Little Salmon, and Snake River upstream to Dug Bar boat ramp
  • 2 fish, 6 in possession
    • South Fork Clearwater and Snake River from Dug Bar boat ramp to Hells Canyon Dam

 

NOAA Permit Obtained