Steelheading excellent near Lewiston; water temp 68 degrees

Steelhead movements over Lower Granite Dam as of 9-20-11. (Fish Passage Center)
Steelhead movements over Lower Granite Dam as of 9-20-11. (Fish Passage Center)

STEELHEAD FISHING — With Dworshak's cooling flows cut back and water temps at 68 degree, anglers continue to have good fishing for a nice run of steelhead in the Clearwater River and the Lewiston area.

Angler checks last weekend by Idaho Fish and Game show:

Clearwater River
Mouth to Memorial Bridge — The heaviest concentration of anglers, 8 hours per fish caught.

Clearwater River
Memorial Bridge to Orofino Bridge — 4 hours per fish caught.

Snake River
Downstream from Salmon River — 10 hours per fish caught.

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