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Catch-and-Keep Steelheading
to Open in Lower Clearwater

by Rich Landers
Spokesman-Review, July 28, 2011

Fishing boats crowd the Clearwater River for Idaho's arriving steelhead trout. FISHING -- The fall steelhead harvest season in Idaho opens Aug. 1, on a two-mile stretch of the lower Clearwater River from its mouth to the U.S. Highway 12 Memorial Bridge near Lewiston.

The catch-and-release steelhead season has been open on the lower Clearwater River since the beginning of July.

Click here to check the upstream progress of the fishery fish at Bonneville and Lower Granite dams.

Read on for details from Idaho Fish and Game.

On Monday, August 1, anglers can start to take some home. The daily limit is two fish with six in possession. Anglers may keep 20 steelhead for the fall season, which ends December 31. Only steelhead, defined as rainbow trout longer than 20 inches, with a clipped adipose fin, evidenced by a healed scar, may be kept.

Upstream of the Memorial Bridge, steelhead fishing in the Clearwater is limited to catch-and-release.

Catch-and-release fishing also opens August 1 on the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers and on the Snake River from the Washington border and the confluence with the Clearwater to Hells Canyon Dam.

Steelhead harvest seasons open:

Rich Landers
Catch-and-Keep Steelheading to Open in Lower Clearwater
Spokesman-Review, July 28, 2011

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