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Saturday, October 10, 2015 

Licenses and Steelhead Permits
Fishing for steelhead in Idaho requires a fishing license and a permit. Licenses can be purchased at Fish and Game offices, license vendors and online.

  • Fishing License - $25.75
  • Junior License (14-17 years) - $13.75
  • Steelhead Permit - $12.75

Note to Nonresidents: Starting in 2013, when you purchase a nonresident hunting license, it includes a 3-day fishing license. It does not include the steelhead permit.

  • Fishing License - $98.25
  • Junior Fishing License -$21.75
  • Steelhead Permit - $25.75
  • 3-day Steelhead License and Permit - $37.50

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Fishing Tales

Wednesday Jul. 8, 2015 by idfg-vosborn

We had a great salmon season and, as always, are sad the season is over. We caught quite a few big fish this year and it was a lot of fun. - Natalie

Natalie Hodson fishing the South Fork Salmon in 2015
Wednesday Jul. 8, 2015 by idfg-vosborn

Chinook angler effort was lower in all upper Salmon River location codes this past week, but catch rates remained good. Once again the majority of anglers were found in location code 19, near Stanley.

Thursday Apr. 16, 2015 by idfg-vosborn

The Potlatch River is a smaller little known river that flows into the Clearwater River about 15 miles upstream of Lewiston, Idaho.

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Saturday Aug. 29, 2015
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Q: Steelhead Salmon Rules Defined?
Monday Jul. 27, 2015
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Q: Salmon on the Middlefork Salmon River?
Thursday Jun. 25, 2015
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Q: Steelhead over Lower Granite in March?
Friday Jun. 19, 2015
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Saturday May. 2, 2015
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Q: Alabama rig?
Tuesday Mar. 24, 2015
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Q: Steelhead fishing ?
Friday Mar. 6, 2015
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Q: Will steelhead spawn early this year and are they going to continue to be spawning in Mar/Apr on the Salmon?
Thursday Mar. 5, 2015
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Q: Steelhead hatchery returns?
Monday Feb. 23, 2015
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Q: Mortality rate on catch-and -release fishing?
Wednesday Feb. 18, 2015
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Q: Steelhead fishing on the Southfork of The Clearwater?
Wednesday Jan. 28, 2015
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Q: Has the limit of steelhead changed for the Clearwater in 2015?
Friday Jan. 16, 2015
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Q: Clipped Steelhead?
Thursday Jan. 15, 2015
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Q: License fees for adding non-resident single-day licenses.?

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Last Updated: September 16, 2014 
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