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Friday, March 6, 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.

Resident
  • 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.

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

How To Videos

Steelhead Fishing - Side Planer Steelhead Fishing - Side Planer
Scott Putnam shows anglers how to rig a side planer. He likes fishing stelhead and salmon with a side planer because it gets your line out to where the boats...
Duration: 7:05   Views: 12701
Updated: Friday Mar. 6, 2015


Steelhead Fishing - Side Planer Setup Steelhead Fishing - Side Planer Setup
Scott Putnam shows anglers how to rig a side planer. He likes fishing stelhead and salmon with a side planer because it gets your line out to where the boats...
Duration: 7:05   Views: 2780
Updated: Tuesday Mar. 4, 2014


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From the Field

Spring Steelhead Anglers Access Upper Salmon River Spring Steelhead Anglers Access Upper Salmon River
Steelhead anglers find a way to access the upper Salmon River spring fishing. Jim Hardy, Construction Foreman for the Screen Shop describes anglers determina...
Duration: 2:06   Views: 1765
Updated: Tuesday Jun. 24, 2014


Steelhead Spawning Steelhead Spawning
Big beautiful steelhead travel 897 miles home to renew the cycle.
Duration: 2:34   Views: 1524
Updated: Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014


For more Salmon and Steelhead Videos, click here.
 

Fishing Tales

Friday Feb. 20, 2015 by idfg-vosborn

So big, I had to have my big sister help me land it! - Valerie on the Salmon River

Tuesday Feb. 17, 2015 by idfg-vosborn

This is the first upper Salmon River weekly steelhead fishing report for the spring 2015 season. Reports will be issued each Monday until the close of the season.

Tuesday Feb. 17, 2015 by idfg-vosborn

As stream flows began to decline the past week, angling effort increased and produced some great catch rates through the region on the Clearwater, Snake and Salmon Rivers.

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Questions & Answers 
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.?
Thursday Jan. 8, 2015
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Q: Canning trout?
Saturday Jan. 3, 2015
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Q: Unclipped Steelhead?
Sunday Dec. 14, 2014
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Q: Steelhead?
Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014
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Q: Steelhead stocking in Boise River?
Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014
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Q: How do I find out about steelhead released in Hells Canyon Reservoir?
Saturday Nov. 8, 2014
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Q: Steelhead caught 2014?
Thursday Oct. 23, 2014
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Q: Fishing?
Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014
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Q: Boise river steelhead?
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