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At the meeting point of the Snake and Clearwater rivers, Lewiston, Idaho, has fantastic fishing opportunities. The area is a top fishing destination whether you are an expert angler or a beginner wishing to throw a line because of its numerous streams and variety of fish species.


Save 15% off guestrooms at the Hells Canyon Grand Hotel with our fishing rate. We'll store your fish in our cooler or provide ice for your fresh catch. 


Lewiston is located along the Snake River, which is well-known for its excellent fishing. It is home to several different fish species, including sturgeon, bass, catfish, trout, steelhead, salmon and walleye.  The steelhead, a sea-run rainbow trout that gives anglers an exciting fight, is one of the most sought-after fish in the area. Steelhead runs on the Snake River are recognized for being robust and tenacious and draw anglers from all over the world.

Snake River
Clearwater River Fishing


The Snake River's tributary -the Clearwater River- is another popular fishing location close to Lewiston. It is noted for its steelhead and Chinook salmon runs. During their different seasons, anglers can pursue these valuable game fish, relishing the challenge of reeling in these strong and agile species.


Fishing enthusiasts sometimes visit the adjacent Dworshak Reservoir, which is situated on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. Numerous fish species, including kokanee salmon, rainbow trout, bass, crappie, and sturgeon, can be found in the reservoir. It's the perfect place for an angling day because of the serene surroundings and calm waters.


Consider using a local guide to improve your fishing experience. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) provides detailed information on fishing seasons, bag limits, and other regulations specific to each water body.

Fisher people save 15% at the Hells Canyon Grand Hotel! Free parking and breakfast are included. We have plenty of free parking for your boat. Enjoy the two onsite restaurants and bars, outside patio and our outdoor pool. You'll also get access to Snap Fitness across the street with a full gym and indoor pool. We'll store your fish in our cooler or provide ice for your fresh catch. 

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