Outdoors

Fall steelhead season opens Sept. 1

The Snake River is open from the Washington state line at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers upstream to Hells Canyon Dam.

The Salmon River is open from its mouth upstream to the posted boundary 100 yards downstream of Sawtooth Hatchery.

The Little Salmon River is open from its mouth upstream to the U.S. Highway 95 Bridge near Smokey Boulder road.

The limit is three per day and nine in possession for all three rivers.

The Clearwater River upstream of the Highway 12 Memorial Bridge, the Middle Fork, North Fork and South Fork Clearwater rivers are catch-and-release until Oct. 15.

The season is open on the two-mile stretch of the lower Clearwater River from its mouth to Memorial Bridge on Highway 12 near Lewiston.

The limits on the Clearwater are two per day and six in possession.

Anglers may keep 20 steelhead for the fall season, which ends Dec. 31. Only steelhead with a clipped adipose fin can be kept.

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