For some Idaho fishing guides, this spring was showing promise after poor salmon and steelhead returns that sparked an unprecedented closure on the Clearwater River last fall.
Then the coronavirus arrived.
Though hunting and fishing seasons remain open in Idaho — and one rural area is seeing enough steelhead anglers to call for a season shutdown — guided trips are on a steep decline. Social distancing guidelines, economic uncertainty and a moratorium on some out-of-state hunting and fishing licenses have walloped the outdoor recreation industry, which largely relies on customers from outside of Idaho.
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