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Idaho steelheading still a marvel to behold

This steelhead was caught with a quarter-ounce jig on the Okanogan.
This steelhead was caught with a quarter-ounce jig on the Okanogan.

STEELHEAD FISHING — A couple of tidbits to ponder:

STEELHEAD FACTS
  • Idaho's state record steelhead was 30 pounds, 2 ounces and was caught in the Clearwater River in 1973.
  • Idaho is the only inland Western state with ocean-run salmon and steelhead.



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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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