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2012 -2013 Steelhead

Steelhead season began August 1, 2014 in the lower Clearwater River (downstream of Memorial Bridge)  

 

This season was better than average for fly fishing. The lower river fished really well without a lot of pressure on the river. Fishing up river, became good around the 1st part of October, when the water temperature dropped and fish started to move up.  

 

Convientional fishing was average for the season.   Most fish ran between 8-14 pounds, with some 18-20 pounders.  Catching was good, but sometimes it was hard to locate a clipped fish.

2012 Fall Chinook

The Fall Chinook season will begin September 1, 2014 and will continue until further notice or October 31, 2014, whichever comes first.  The fishery will occur in the Snake River and the lower Clearwater River.  The Clearwater will open from its mouth to the Memorial Bridge. 

 

According to the Fish and Game "Fishery managers predict 18,272 adult hatchery origin Chinook salmon will cross Lower Granite Dam (some of these exceed 40lbs). It is possible one of these could exceed the current Idaho state record (54lbs).  Click here for more...

2012 Spring Chinook

Salmon Season began April 22, 2014 on the Clearwater River drainage.  The daily limit is four Chinook, as of June 2nd only one adult (24 or more inches long).  The North Fork of the Clearwater remains at one adult. The possession limit is 12, only three may be adults.  The statewide annual limit is 20 adult Chinook in the 2014 seasons occurring before September 1, 2014

The season will close on August 5, 2012. Make sure to visit our Gallery for this years pictures!

 

First springer of the season! Caught May 11th, Guide, Bryan Miller.

Get Hooked up with Clearwater Drifters! 

This season was better than average for fly fishing. The lower river fished really well without a lot of pressure on the river. Fishing up river, became good around the 1st part of October, when the water temperature dropped and fish started to move up.  

 

Convientional fishing was average for the season.   Most fish ran between 8-14 pounds, with some 18-20 pounders.  Catching was good, but sometimes it was hard to locate a clipped fish.