Fish Passage Center
Idaho Steelhead Fishing Report
Updated September 18th, 2014
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(Orofino Stream Flows)
Anglers are catching a few more 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. The Clearwater upstream from Memorial Bridge, which is still catch and release only until Oct. 15th is a good place to learn how to swing flies until the harvest season opens, especially with flows below normal around Orofino at around 1240 cfs..
Little Salmon River (Riggins Stream Flow)
A few fish nearby but we there still needs to be some cooler nights or cold rains before fishing will take-off.
Lower Salmon River ( Whitebird Stream Flow)
Anglers have been catching fish on the lower Salmon between Shorts Bar below the confluence of the Little Salmon to Hammer Creek.. Many anglers here are drifting bait but backtrolling plugs is also a popular and productive option.
Upper Salmon River (Salmon Stream Flow)
Still not any action here to worry about, wait until late September early October.
Hells Canyon on the Snake River (Lewiston to Hells Canyon Stream Flows)
Fish are being caught near the confluence of the Salmon and Grand Ronde River and a few are being caught up to the dam. Spinners or drifting small jigs seems to work pretty well this time of year but baited plus work as well.
Steelhead and Salmon dam counts