Idaho's Spring Steelhead Season Opensby Staff
Times-News, Jannuary 9, 2014
JEROME -- For some anglers, the best thing about New Year's Day is the start of the spring steelhead season, which opened Jan. 1.
Anglers need a 2014 fishing license and steelhead permit.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game said spring steelhead season is open on the:
Elsewhere, steelhead anglers may use only barbless hooks, and may keep only hatchery steelhead marked with a clipped adipose fin. All other steelhead must be released unharmed.
The steelhead limits for the spring 2014 season on the Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon are three per day and nine in possession. The limits in the Clearwater drainage are one fish per day and two in possession. In addition, in the North Fork Clearwater River and the Clearwater River downstream of the Orofino Bridge only steelhead 28 inches or less in total length may be kept.
The statewide limit for the spring season is 20 steelhead. Once limits are reached, the angler must stop fishing, even catch-and-release.
Consult the Fish and Game website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov, license vendors or regional offices for changes to rules published in the 2013-2015 Fishing Seasons and Rules brochure.
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