Steelhead Trout


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    Steelhead fishing continues uninterrupted with two new area closures

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Friday, Dec. 7 approved an agreement to keep most steelhead seasons open, but steelhead fishing in two areas closed effective 11:59 p.m. Dec. 7.

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    Steelhead will be released into Boise River Nov. 21

    Stocking the Boise River with steelhead started in 1983, and adult hatchery steelhead have been stocked in the river every year since 1998.

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    Fish and Game Commission suspends steelhead fishing due to threatened lawsuit

    Please Note: This press release is no longer current. Please review the most recent actions taken to reopen steelhead fishing in Idaho.


    Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Nov. 14 voted to suspend the steelhead fishing season at the end of fishing hours on Dec. 7 under threat of a federal lawsuit by six organizations for Fish and Game operating a steelhead season without a federal permit, which is currently pending. 

  • Clearwater Region Steelhead creel update 10/22/18 to 10/28/18

    Hi everybody.  The Clearwater Region's steelhead creel data from 10/22/18 to 10/28/18 is summarized below.

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    Lower Granite Dam Fisheries Research

    Idaho Department of Fish and Game

    By Dalton D. Lebeda, IDFG/PSMFC Senior Fisheries Technician

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    Oct. 9: Idaho steelhead update from fisheries manager Joe DuPont

    With steelhead harvest season opening Oct.15 on the Clearwater River, anglers are reminded that Idaho Fish and Game is continuing the one-fish bag limit for hatchery steelhead until Dec. 31 in order to continue reduced harvest on hatchery steelhead and protect wild steelhead. 

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    F&G assumes management of Hagerman steelhead hatchery

    Idaho Fish and Game recently reached an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to assume operations of the Hagerman National Fish Hatchery, which raises about 1.6 million juvenile steelhead for release in the Upper Salmon River Basin.

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    Reduced steelhead limit extended until Dec. 31

    To continue reduced harvest on hatchery steelhead and protect wild steelhead, Idaho Fish and Game is continuing the one-fish bag limit for steelhead until Dec. 31. The lower bag limit applies in the mainstem Clearwater River, Middle Fork Clearwater River, North Fork of the Clearwater River, South Fork Clearwater River, Snake River, Salmon River and Little Salmon River. 

    Because of the low returns, fisheries managers need to ensure there are enough steelhead returning to replenish hatcheries with eggs, and also protect wild steelhead, which are not open to harvest. 

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    Youth steelhead clinic Oct 25 & 27 in Lewiston

    Young anglers ages 8-14 are invited to participate in the annual steelhead clinic held on Thursday, Oct. 25  from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8am -1pm. Both events will be held at the Idaho Fish and Game regional office on 16th street in Lewiston.

  • A steelhead update from Joe DuPont (8/28/18)

    Hi everybody, it is late enough in the year that we now have a good feel for what the hatchery steelhead A-run to Idaho is going to be like.  These are the hatchery fish destined for the Salmon and Snake rivers.  At this point in time (8/28/18), typically over 70% of these hatchery stocks of steelhead should have passed over Bonneville Dam.  Unfortunately, the information I have for you is not good.  If you look at all the steelhead count data at Bonneville Dam, you would have to go back to 1944 to find a year with a lower window count (54,704) than we have for th

Steelhead Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri

IDAPA Classification: Game Fish
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