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Steelhead Fishing

Sunday, February 7, 2016 

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 Jan. 6, 2016 by idfg-vosborn

The cold weather has parts of the Clearwater River icing over on the main stem around Myrtle and then by the Ahsahka check station site.

Wednesday Jan. 6, 2016 by idfg-vosborn

The Clearwater River had good catch rates this past week. From the mouth of the Clearwater to Orofino Bridge catch rates were at 3hrs/fish. Effort is low, but anglers are still catching fish.

Wednesday Dec. 2, 2015 by idfg-vosborn

This past week fishing was slow in most areas. River section 03 (mouth of the Clearwater to Memorial Bridge) had catch rates of 8 hours a fish and river section 02 (Salmon R. to Hells Canyon Dam) was at 10 hours a fish.

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Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016
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Q: Steelhead?
Friday Jan. 22, 2016
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Q: Does Fish and Game consider trapping Steelhead for Boise River from Riggins instead of Hells Canyon?
Monday Jan. 11, 2016
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Q: Are the dates on a 3 day steelhead permit flexible?
Thursday Dec. 24, 2015
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Q: Best month for fishing steelhead?
Thursday Dec. 10, 2015
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Q: Trout limit and possesion limits?
Thursday Nov. 19, 2015
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Q: Transplanted Steelhead Homing Instinct?
Thursday Nov. 19, 2015
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Q: When are steelhead?
Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015
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Q: When in november willthe steel heads be released in the boise river?
Monday Nov. 9, 2015
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Q: Salmon/steelhead license?
Friday Nov. 6, 2015
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Q: Steelhead fishing rigging shrimp?
Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015
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Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015
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Q: What is the Cutthroat trout limit on the main Salmon River below the Middle Fork?
Tuesday Oct. 27, 2015
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Q: Can an Idaho resident purchase a non-resident steelhead permit for me? ?

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Last Updated: October 28, 2015 
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