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Thursday, November 26, 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 Nov. 18, 2015 by idfg-vosborn

Steelhead catch rates on the Clearwater River this past week were good with 10 hours or less to catch.

Wednesday Nov. 18, 2015 by idfg-vosborn

With catch rates under 16 hours per fish in all location codes, steelhead fishing remained good this past week on the upper Salmon River.

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
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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? ?
Saturday Oct. 17, 2015
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Q: Steelhead in the Boise river?
Thursday Oct. 15, 2015
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Thursday Oct. 8, 2015
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Thursday Sep. 24, 2015
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Q: Steelhead and Chinoock Salmon Fishing on the Salmon River Upstream of Stanely ID?
Saturday Sep. 19, 2015
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Last Updated: October 28, 2015 
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