Can I fish anywhere/anytime for salmon/steelhead with a tag and license if catching and releasing? Even if the season is closed/area is closed?
No. Fishing for or targeting salmon/steelhead is prohibited unless a steelhead season is specifically opened for that water. In other words, no salmon/steelhead fishing (including catch/release) is allowed unless there is an open season for that river location. Steelhead rules can be found on our IDFG website, or download them here: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/fish/?getPage=38 Salmon seasons change annually, so watch the IDFG website for information on current seasons on our salmon fishing website: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/fish/chinook
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 4:15 PM MDT