Fish Passage Center
Idaho Steelhead Fishing Report
Updated November 28th, 2013
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(Orofino Stream Flows)
Anglers fishing on the Clearwater aren't catching many fish either. Most anglers are drifting bait, but some are backtrolling plugs.
Little Salmon River (Riggins Stream Flow)
There is still not really any action on the Little Salmon to speak off. However most of the anglers are fishing the main river to catch fish. But you insist on fish here try drifting bait, like tuna balls and roe, and some are using spinners.
Lower Salmon River ( Whitebird Stream Flow)
Steelhead fishing continues to be as good as it's going to be for anglers catching fish from below Riggins and above. Most anglers are catching fair numbers of fish drifting bait, but a few others are pulling plugs. Boat or bank its your choice, both are doing best between the Little Salmon up past Shorts Bar.
Upper Salmon River (Salmon Stream Flow)
Fishing is picking up, but it's still not red hot and may never really get there. However, it should improve until the ice starts to choke the river out, which if we don't get into a little warmer weather pattern could already be in the process. Drifting roe works pretty well on this streach, but sometime a jig or corkie and yarn will do the trick.
Hells Canyon on the Snake River (Lewiston to Hells Canyon Stream Flows)
Some anglers are reporting excellent fishing below Hells Canyon Dam. Boat anglers are also still doing fair below the confluence of the Salmon and Grand Ronde River on the Snake. Boat anglers are also still doing fair below the confluence of the Salmon and Grand Ronde River on the Snake. Most anglers are drifting with small jigs, or tossing spinners and even pulling plugs.
Steelhead and Salmon dam counts