A parade of men, pink boas decorating their trucks, made their way down the narrow road toward the Flying B Ranch the morning of Sunday, July 19. These net-wielding, pole carrying, vest-clad men were met with whoops, hollers and cheering. Fourteen women were paired with these river helpers – and some were even greeted with a good-natured “dance dollar” poked in the pocket of their fishing guests as the duos met for the first time. They soon made their way to the pond on the ranch and began Casting for Recovery.
Starting Aug. 1, anglers can take home steelhead like those they’ve been catching and releasing this July. The steelhead harvest season opens on about a two-mile stretch of river from its mouth to the Highway 12-95 Bridge in Lewiston, also known as the Memorial Bridge.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet July 29-30 at Fish and Game’s Southeast Regional office, 1345 Barton Road.
The Little Salmon River from the mouth upstream to the US Highway Bridge near Smokey Boulder Road will close to all chinook salmon fishing the end of fishing hours on Sunday, June 21.
Idaho’s first Super Hunt drawing of 2015 is complete and 26 lucky hunters have won the hunt of a lifetime.
This month the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will transition to summer operations for fish. Beginning on June 16, the Corps will begin summer spill for fish at Columbia River dams while the lower Snake River dams will start on June 21.
The Salmon River Ranger District will be temporarily closing one of the bridges that access trails in the Rapid River drainage. In particular a bridge located on Trail No. 113 on the main stem of Rapid River will be closed beginning June 20.
Anglers fishing the Little Salmon River for chinook salmon will continue to have the opportunity at least through this weekend.
The North Fork Clearwater River will close to all chinook salmon fishing the end of fishing hours today, June 10. In addition, all sections of the lower Salmon River downstream of Vinegar Creek will close to all chinook salmon fishing at the end of fishing hours Thursday, June 11.
Many of those who passed through the Chair Creek rapids north of Riggins caught a big wave, but a few quite literally hit the Salmon River last Saturday afternoon, June 6, for the Big Water Blowout — an annual celebration of the start of the local rafting season.
Adults with a desire to learn big game hunting skills and participate in an actual big game hunt are invited to take part in an upcoming workshop tailored to give them the skills necessary to become successful hunters. The four-day Wildavore workshop – hosted by Idaho Fish and Game – will be held Saturday, July 18, Saturday, July 25, the evening of Friday, July 31, and conclude on Saturday, Aug. 1.
Sections of the Lower Salmon River from the Rice Creek Bridge upstream to a posted boundary about 100 yards downstream of the Hammer Creek boat ramp and from the Lake Creek Bridge (first bridge across the main Salmon River upstream of Riggins) upstream to the uppermost boat ramp at Vinegar Creek will close to all Chinook salmon fishing at the end of fishing hours Sunday, June 7. Chinook salmon seasons continue on the Clearwater River upstream from the Orofino Bridge and the North Fork Clearwater; as well as the South Fork Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, Lower Salmon from the Hammer Creek boat ramp to the Lake Creek Bridge, Little Salmon, Lochsa, and Snake rivers.
No fishing gear or experience? No problem! — Idaho Department of Fish and Game
The Bureau of Land Management Coeur d’Alene District is seeking nominations for several vacating positions on its 15-member Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which advises the BLM on public land issues.
Up for public comment through June
Idaho Fish and Game is seeking public The Columbian sharp-tailed grouse is one of six subspecies of sharp-tailed grouse in North America.