Fish Passage Center
Idaho Steelhead Fishing Report
Updated October 30th, 2014
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(Orofino Stream Flows)
Anglers are catching fish throughout the Clearwater from the mouth to past the Orofino Bridge. The numbers aren't stupendous but my insiders are telling me their size is making up for their numbers. Both bank and boat anglers are either catching fish pulling plugs, drifting eggs, swinging flies or tossing spinners.
Little Salmon River (Riggins Stream Flow)
A few fish a here but they still haven't been streaming into the little river to much yet, but fishing may to take-off soon.
Lower Salmon River ( Whitebird Stream Flow)
Both bank and boat anglers on the lower Salmon River are either catching fish pulling plugs, drifting shrimp, swinging flies or tossing spinners. Fishing between Whitebird Creek and Vinegar Creek seems to be the best area to fish for now but that continually changes throughout the winter.
Upper Salmon River (Salmon Stream Flow)
Anglers are catching fair numbers of fish. Most fishermen are drifting eggs or jigs.
Hells Canyon on the Snake River (Lewiston to Hells Canyon Stream Flows)
Fish are also being caught below Hells Canyon Dam; most anglers are drifting small jigs and shrimp to catch fish. Some good numbers are also coming from the upper Salmon River. Many anglers here either drifting eggs or shrimp; or tossing flies.
Steelhead and Salmon dam counts