FISHING – The fall steelhead harvest season opens in the Clearwater River drainage on Monday (Oct 15) with a few twists in the fishing rules from previous seasons.
The seasons opens on the main stem of the Clearwater River above the Memorial Bridge, the South Fork Clearwater River, the North Fork Clearwater River below Dworshak Dam and the Middle Fork Clearwater River below Clear Creek.
The steelhead harvest season on lower Clearwater and Snake rivers already is open.
The limits on the Clearwater are two a day and six in possession while the limits on the Snake and Salmon rivers are three a day and nine in possession.
Only steelhead with a hatchery-clipped adipose fin may be kept.
New rules that took effect last year allow anglers to transport anadromous salmon and steelhead without the head and tail attached. However:
See Idaho Fish and Game’s “How to fish for steelhead” videos.