Salmon River: News: -
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Friday, Dec. 7 approved an agreement to keep most steelhead seasons open, but steelhead fishing in two areas will close effective 11:59 p.m. Dec. 7, 2018.
* The Main Salmon River between Warren Creek and the Copper Mine Boat Ramp.
* South Fork of Clearwater River upstream of the Mount Idaho Grade Bridge.
The continuance of steelhead fishing results from an agreement between Fish and Game, the Idaho River Community Alliance, Inc. and five groups that threatened to sue Idaho officials over the lack of federal authorization for steelhead fishing in the Snake, Salmon and Clearwater River systems.
The agreement is in effect until the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) approves Idahos steelhead fisheries plan under the Endangered Species Act, or March 15, 2019, whichever date is earlier.
As part of the agreement, members of the Idaho River Community Alliance, Inc. will voluntarily take a few additional measures when steelhead fishing. These measures are separate from the commissions decision, and they are not Fish and Game rules.