Good news! They have reached a compromise and The IDFG is moving forward with the Idaho season uninterrupted maintaining a limit of one hatchery fish. These are the two river sections that will remain closed:
- 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.
Otherwise the Snake has been the best for swinging lately. Water temps have dropped, but it is still the warmest around. Ronde is cold and Icy for the time being. It seems to be the typical mid December freeze! It’s cold but that’s winter steelheading!