STEELHEAD FISHING -- The march is on for steelhead making their way up the Snake and then up the Salmon River into the Riggins area.
More than 360,000 steelhead have crossed Bonneville Dam in the lower Columbia. More than 130,000 of those fish have made it past several dams, gillnets and many hooks to cross up and over Lower Granite Dam on the Snake downstream from Lewiston.
Now the fish are moving up the Clearwater, Snake and Salmon rivers.
Prime steelheading in the Riggins area generally is from mid October until early December, said Amy Sinclair of Exodus Wilderness Adventures.
Prime winter steelhead fishing on the Salmon River in the Riggins area is from late January-early February to early March, she said.
The daily limit is three hatchery steelhead.