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Read the new reports on the Clearwater River and Snake River steelhead fishing
"Clearwater Steelhead are especially sensitive to noise and boat disturbance.
If at all possible do NOT motor over fish holding water that you plan on fishing. This activity has been noted to move fish out of the holding area and cause them to quit biting for an hour or longer. ......
Snake River fish do not seem to be affected in the same way - Perhaps this is due to deeper water, less clarity and generally more boat traffic or simply a difference in the fish."
Trophy Sturgeon fishing on the Snake River provides a great fishing experience
General timetable for fishing
SPRING CHINOOK: April and May
STURGEON and CATFISH: March through September
Clearwater River has world class Steelhead fishing. The large B-Run fish are what anglers from throughout the country come to Idaho with the hope of catching. This river also has good Trout and White Fish fishery.
The Clearwater is suitable for most types of fishing. This includes Fly fishing, jig and bobber, spinner or bait fishing. The river is very shallow during the late summer months with increased flows in the fall and winter after the seasonal monsoons start. The Clearwater also lives up to it's name..it is extremely clear which adds to the challenge of steelhead fishing.
Grande Rode River is another small river that flows through Oregon and into Washington. There is great bass, trout and steelhead fishing in this stream. The Rode is well suited to the fly fisher and for those who prefer bait or spinners. Summer Falmouth bass and the winter run Steelhead provide year around fishing. Good road access along some of this river provides numerous places to fish. There are also areas that are breadless and can provide a nice one or two day float trip.
Idaho Salmon also migrate up the Clearwater every spring and depending on the year there is an exciting and popular fishery that takes place in April and May on the Clearwater River.
Our Region has two separate Runs of Steelhead
The Snake River steelhead run has been known for large numbers of fish in October and November time frame. These fish tend to congregate in the area from Clarkston to the Salmon River.
Snake River Region information
Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing | Grande Ronde River | Snake River Steelhead Fishing
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Snake River is a medium sized river that extends from the confluence of the Columbia River and ends in Wyoming after traveling through 6 states and covering 1078 miles.
This river has numerous dams which control river flows with lengths of free flowing river. The Dams cause varied environments that are home to a number of fish species and provides a home to deer, elk, bear, river otters as well as many species of birds.
The Snake is also home to some unique fish that have become a major sportsman interest. The White Sturgeon, a fish that has not changed since the dinosaurs walked the earth and the Salmon and steelhead that are spawned here and contribute a large portion of these migratory fish that enters the Columbia River each year..
This page was last updated: July 17, 2014
Snake River Guides is now providing an up to date fishing report with river conditions the Snake River, Clearwater River and the Salmon River. The information we use comes from local guides, tackle shops and our own fishing experiences.
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For those interested in fishing trophy Sturgeon in the Hells Canyon region it is time to make your bookings as the best fishing for oversize fish is early while the water is still cool and they are the most active,
Tom Bullock is providing a full service fishing experience for those who want to try Sturgeon fishing. Prime dates are still available. For more information visit the Sturgeon Fishing page
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Predictions on Fall Chinook are out and if we get what they are predicting we all will be having a ball!!!! More information coming
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Book your Sturgeon trip on the Snake River soon...Prime dates are still available
See one of these beautiful fish up close and personal!
Trophy Fish can be a handful even after you catch them!
Tom Bullock can provide more information .1-844-684-0218 - SRGS@wcafish.com
Clearwater River Fall and Winter Steelhead Fishing | Gear or Fly Fishing
Quiet Comfortable Drift Boats
Clearwater River Company (CRC) offers top quality guide services for steelhead from Kooskia to Lewiston Idaho on the Clearwater River. CRC has top notch guides that provide Gear and Spey/Fly fishing trips. All trips are taken on drift boats and include a boat lunch, tackle/flies, rods, reels and an exceptional 9-hour day out on the water. Contact Tom Bullock for information. Your trip will be with Clearwater River Company LLC
During the peak we have an influx of guides from throughout the state of Washington that utilize this fishery when it gets hot and heavy around the Grande Ronde and the Salmon River. The Heller Bar area is well known for great fishing during this time period
The Clearwater River steelhead fishery is world class and draws anglers from throughout the Untitled States and beyond because of its larger fish.