Fish Passage Center
Idaho Steelhead Fishing Report
Updated September 10th, 2014
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(Orofino Stream Flows)
Anglers are catching fish in the lower Clearwater River between the confluence and Memorial Bridge. This time of year backtrolling with lighted crankbaits is one of the most affective ways to catch fish and with the full moon this week conditions will be even better. The Clearwater upstream from Memorial Bridge, which is still catch and release only, is a good place to learn how to swing flies until the harvest season opens, especially now that the flows have dropped to below normal at around 1350 cfs. around Orofino.
Little Salmon River (Riggins Stream Flow)
A few fish nearby but we need a few more cooler nights and some rain wouldn't hurt either before fishing will take-off.
Lower Salmon River ( Whitebird Stream Flow)
Anglers have been testing the waters and catching fish on the lower Salmon and Snake River. Most anglers here are drifting bait but backtrolling is also a popular option.
Upper Salmon River (Salmon Stream Flow)
Still no action here yet, wait until late September early October.
Hells Canyon on the Snake River (Lewiston to Hells Canyon Stream Flows)
Some fish are being caught near the confluence of the Salmon and Grand Ronde River. No report on fish being caught at the day, but I wouldn't be surprised. Spinners or drifting small jigs seems to work best this time of year.
Steelhead and Salmon dam counts