A surefire cure for cabin fever, steelhead season is still open on the mainstem and South Fork of the Clearwater River.
The spring harvest season opened Jan. 1, and it continues until April 30 on both the upper Clearwater to Clear Creek and the South Fork Clearwater River from its mouth upstream to the confluence of American and Red Rivers. The North Fork Clearwater River from its mouth upstream to Dworshak Dam is also open until April 30.
The statewide steelhead limit is three per day, nine in possession and 20 for the spring season. Once limits are reached, the angler must stop fishing, even catch-and-release. Anglers must have a valid 2009 Idaho fishing license and steelhead permit.
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 immediately. If you’d like to fish in Idaho everyday, move there! Check us out at www.myidahocountry.com
Courtesy: Clearwater Progress