BOISE, Idaho — Idaho anglers will be able to keep fishing throughout the spring season.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game received federal reauthorization for its steelhead fishing season Friday. That means fishing will continue uninterrupted, and the two areas currently closed will reopen immediately.

"During this difficult period, we greatly appreciate the patience of anglers, outfitters and guides, and other businesses and communities that rely on steelhead fishing," said Fish and Game's Fisheries Bureau Chief Jim Fredericks.

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Steelhead fishing resumes in the following locations:

  • 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.

Bag limits for steelhead anglers will remain as follows:

One steelhead daily in the Mainstem Clearwater, North Fork Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, Salmon, and Little Salmon rivers, and the Snake River from the Washington state line upstream to the Dug Bar Boat Ramp.

Two steelhead daily in the South Fork Clearwater River and Snake River from the Dug Bar Boat Ramp to Hells Canyon Dam.

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