The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is reconsidering their decision to close Idaho rivers to harvest of steelhead. That decision was based on extremely low numbers of steelhead returning to Idaho in late summer. Numbers are now improving, and the department is seeking comments on a proposed harvest season.
The proposal would allow the harvest of two hatchery steelhead per day on the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon Rivers. Anglers would be required to release fish longer than twenty-eight inches on the Clearwater and Lower Snake Rivers.
If you would like to comment you can do so by contacting the following regional fishery managers:
Joe DuPont, Clearwater Region Fishery Manager
Greg Schoby, Salmon Region Fishery Manager
Dale Allen, Southwest Region (McCall) Fishery Manager